Tottenham and Son Heung-min in talks over contract extension

Tottenham and Son Heung-min in talks over contract extension

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Tottenham wants to keep their star man and captain for the long term despite the Korean forward having 18 months left on his current deal. 

Heung-Min Son’s importance to Tottenham cannot be overstated. He has stepped up in Harry Kane’s absence, scoring five goals in the league already, including a fantastic hat trick at Burnley earlier in September.

His leadership traits and scoring ability have Spurs fans and executives on the same page: Sonny is the focal point of Ange Postecoglou’s team going forward. A report from 90min Football’s Sean Walsh and Graeme Bailey, confirmed by Matt Law at the Daily Telegraph, details how Spurs and Son are discussing a contract extension.

Son signed a four-year contract in June 2021 in light of Harry Kane’s attempted holdout for a move to Manchester City. That deal runs through 2025, with the new prospective deal expected to add at least one more season, according to Law.

In 2021-22, Son posted his best season in the Premier League, scoring 23 goals and splitting the Golden Boot with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.

Walsh and Bailey were told by sources Son could sign his new deal by Christmas. Sonny and new vice-captains James Maddison and Cristian Romero have taken to the Australian manager’s philosophy exceptionally well, as Tottenham remains unbeaten in the league.

Maddison combined with Son twice on Sunday to secure Tottenham’s first draw at the Emirates in ages.

Tying Son to a contract extension will give Spurs more security at the center-forward spot as they continue looking for another out-and-out striker. Son has proven he can play centrally before, as he has done for club and country on many occasions.

Even with Richarlison starting to find confidence following the sensational comeback against Sheffield United, there is still a need to source more go-to central forwards.

With his on and off-the-field leadership and unrivaled skill set, Sonny is Tottenham’s most important asset. Ange will want to ensure he has his captain for the duration of his tenure at the north London club.

And Son has made it clear he has no desire to leave Spurs or England anytime soon, turning down lucrative offers from Saudi Arabian clubs to stay at Tottenham.

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