Everton tried to sign Heung-min Son from Tottenham in the summer of 2016, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Son arrived in North London from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2015 and the South Korean struggled to make an impact during his first season at Spurs.
Although he scored in his Premier League as well European debut for Tottenham and showed glimpses of his pace, trickery and shooting ability, he never quite managed to seal his place in the side.
However, the 27-year-old has come into his own since then and has established himself as one of Tottenham’s most important players over the last few years.
He admitted himself that he wanted to leave the club after his first season but was persuaded against doing so by Mauricio Pochettino (Evening Standard).
Son is now rated among the best forwards in the Premier League and plays a key role in Tottenham’s atack but it turns out that he could have quite easily ended up at Everton.
Liverpool Echo claims that the Tottenham star was one of the Toffees’ main targets following the arrival of new owner Farhad Moshiri.
The South Korean was discussed as a potential arrival when a meeting about transfers was held at Everton’s Finch Farm training facility and while Ronald Koeman remained a fan of Son, they were resigned to the fact that he would remain at Spurs.
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Not a lot of Tottenham fans took to Son after his first season at the club and I suspect most would have been fine with the decision if the club had moved him on in 2016. Thankfully, Pochettino saw the South Korean’s potential, which he has now certainly lived up to.
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