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Here's why Spurs fans shouldn't get carried away with their new big-money signing
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Can Son buck the trend?
Can Son buck the trend?
Erik Lamela - £30m - Underwhelmed and rumoured to be leaving at a loss
Erik Lamela - £30m - Underwhelmed and rumoured to be leaving at a loss
Mousa Dembele - £15m - The jury's still out on the former Fulham midfielder
Mousa Dembele - £15m - The jury's still out on the former Fulham midfielder
Roberto Soldado - £26m - Faded badly after a promising start and left in a cut-price deal
Roberto Soldado - £26m - Faded badly after a promising start and left in a cut-price deal
Paulinho - £17m - An unmitigated disaster. Spurs were lucky to get anything for him
Paulinho - £17m - An unmitigated disaster. Spurs were lucky to get anything for him
Jermain Defoe - £15m - Blew hot and cold in his second spell at White Hart Lane
Jermain Defoe - £15m - Blew hot and cold in his second spell at White Hart Lane
Luka Modric - £16.5m - One of the success stories, now starring for Real Madrid
Luka Modric - £16.5m - One of the success stories, now starring for Real Madrid
David Bentley - £15m - Struggled with injuries and form, ultimately leaving on a free
David Bentley - £15m - Struggled with injuries and form, ultimately leaving on a free
Roman Pavlyuchenko - £14m - A cult favourite, but his record wasn't all that great
Roman Pavlyuchenko - £14m - A cult favourite, but his record wasn't all that great
Darren Bent - £16.5m - Struggled in front of goal, but Sunderland ensured Tottenham got their money back
Darren Bent - £16.5m - Struggled in front of goal, but Sunderland ensured Tottenham got their money back
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Tottenham are attempting to make a real statement ahead of the new season, splashing out a reported £20m on Leverkusen striker Heung-Min Son.

The South Korea international arrives with a solid goalscoring record, having hit double-figures in the last three Bundesliga seasons, but Spurs fans won't want to get too carried away.

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Son immediately becomes the third most expensive signing in club history, slotting in just above Luka Modric.

But with a couple of notable exceptions, the big-money arrivals at White Hart Lane have failed to impress.

Check out the gallery above to see how the Top 10 have got on since moving to North London.

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