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Opinion: Levy can’t stop being Levy with latest announcement

By Mehdi Gokal -

Tottenham have announced Heung-min Son as their new club captain.

The decision comes after Harry Kane left the club after almost 20 years and officially joined Bayern Munich earlier today for a fee of £100m.

Hugo Lloris who wears the armband otherwise is also set to leave the club with Spurs signing Italian international Guglielmo Vicario as his replacement.

Lloris has been linked with several clubs this summer with the latest reports suggesting he is in talks with Italian side Lazio.

According to RMC Sport journalist Fabrice Hawkinsis Lazio are lining up a move for the Frenchman.

The club has allowed to let him go on a free transfer as a gesture for his long service to the club.

With both Kane and Lloris out, Tottenham had to make a decision on who their next captain and vice-captain would be.

Today they have announced that South Korean international Heung-min Son is going to be Ange Postecoglou’s new captain.

They have also made Cristian Romero and James Maddison his vice-captains.

Son is a fan-favourite at Tottenham and him being named captain is not surprising. He has been at the club a long time, he is a popular figure among the players and the fans, he is top class.

However, one can argue that Son may not possess the personality traits of a leader on the pitch.

True leadership on the field goes beyond wearing an armband. Captains are expected to inspire, motivate, and unite their teammates through their actions and words.

While Son has undoubtedly demonstrated dedication and determination throughout his career, it’s questionable whether he possesses the same level of leadership traits that is required in a leader.

Could the decision be more of a commercial decision by Daniel Levy?

Heung-min Son, undoubtedly a talented player, possesses an immense global following, particularly in his native South Korea. His likeable personality and exceptional on-field performances have endeared him to fans far beyond the Tottenham supporter base.

The club’s decision to make him captain, therefore, seems like a calculated maneuver to capitalise on his marketability and drive commercial gains.

By appointing Son as captain, Tottenham are tapping into his massive fan base in Asia and beyond, hoping to attract more sponsors and advertisers looking to associate with a global superstar.





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