Jermaine Jenas has questioned how much longer Heung-Min Son can continue to be the main man in attack for Tottenham Hotspur.


Son was left as Tottenham’s talisman in the summer when Harry Kane upped sticks and moved to German giants Bayern Munich.


The 31-year-old has risen to the occasion and has 12 goals in 20 Premier League outings this season to his name, along with a further five assists.




Jenas is encouraged by Spurs’ development under Ange Postecoglou, but feels the time when Son can be relied upon to consistently score and contribute could be coming to an end.


He is of the view that Spurs will have to find a way to replace what Son can do sooner rather than later.



“Son is 31 now and getting to an age where it is less certain that he can stay at the level he has been at for so long, scoring the amount of goals he does and playing the number of games he has been”, Jenas wrote in his BBC column.


“There might be a limited amount of time for him as the main guy to take this team where it wants to go, and then they might have to find another way of maintaining it.



“Can Richarlison keep scoring and turn out to be the answer? We just don’t know, but I hope they can knit it all together in the timeframe I am talking about.”


Son, whose contract with Tottenham runs until 2025, will be 32 years old by the time the next Premier League season starts.