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Tottenham are hoping to tie down Son Heung-min to a new long-term contract to fend off any potential suitors ahead of the summer transfer window. Son has established himself as one of the world’s best attackers ever since joining Tottenham back in 2015.
This season in particular, the South Korean international has been a revelation with 12 goals and five assists in 16 Premier League matches.
His partnership with Harry Kane has been heralded as one of the best in Premier League history with the duo key to Tottenham’s good form under Jose Mourinho.
Son’s impressive form this campaign will have not gone unnoticed by Europe’s elite clubs, but Tottenham are keen to keep him at the club for years to come.
Negotiations were reportedly put on hold given the financial impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Tottenham’s financial situation is said to have deteriorated significantly over the past year with Jose Mourinho admitting last month that it looked unlikely a new deal for Son would happen any time soon.
“How can you sign a new contract with a player? You don’t know what is going to happen next season,” Mourinho said in relation to speculation regarding a new deal for Son.
“You don’t know if you can offer the player a better contract than they have now. It’s a very strange moment.
“I just trust Sonny and Daniel Levy. I know that both want him to stay, if possible, for life, if possible until the end of the career.
“I see Sonny signing a new contract here, but…I don’t press for something to happen now because probably it’s not the right moment.”
But The Telegraph claim negotiations were in fact stalled due to Son changing his representatives recently.
The report states that Tottenham are confident that Son will commit his long-term future to the club with talks now underway.
Son currently earns £150,000-a-week and Tottenham are said to be offering a 25 per cent increase to make him one of the best paid players in the Premier League.
While an announcement isn’t expected soon, Tottenham are said to be pushing for an agreement to be made before the summer transfer window opens.
Spurs have plenty of time on their hands though and could Son’s impressive form this season would likely take a record bid to steal the forward away this summer.
Real Madrid are expected to spend big this summer with players such as Erling Haaland, Mohamed Salah and Kylian Mbappe all linked with moves to the Bernabeu.
And recent reports in Spain have suggested they’re also looking at Son, but it’s been suggested that the 28-year-old is happy to remain at Tottenham.
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