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By Adam Crafton for MailOnline

Published: 15:04 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 15:09 GMT, 1 March 2019

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he was close to signing forward Son Heung-min while he was a Southampton manager.

The South Korean has emerged as one of the stars of the season for Tottenham, scoring 16 goals for the club and stepping up in the absence of the injured Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

Pochettino, however, has revealed the details of a near miss when he tried to sign Son from Hamburg for Southampton before the player joined Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2013.

Son Heung-min has been one of the stars of the season, scoring 16 goals for Tottenham so far

Son Heung-min has been one of the stars of the season, scoring 16 goals for Tottenham so far

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he almost signed Son for Southampton in 2013

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he almost signed Son for Southampton in 2013

Pochettino said: 'We tried to sign him in Southampton. He preferred to move to

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