Tottenham are “confident” to tie Son Heung-min to a new long-term deal in the near future.
The South Korea international has been one of the most notable players in English football this season, scoring 16 goals and eight assists in 25 appearances and forging a remarkable striking partnership with Harry Kane.
Son scored his 16th of the season against Brentford on Tuesday night as Spurs booked their spot for the Carabao Cup final, and a lucrative new deal is on the table for the forward.
Contract negotiations continue between the club and the player, according to the Telegraph, but Spurs are “confident” he puts pen to paper on a new deal.
The feeling is mutual, Son keen to extend his stay at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after 2023 – when his current contract expires.
The 28-year-old changed representatives during the negotiation process and that, combined with the new financial uncertainty sparked by the latest UK foreclosure, means no immediate announcements on Son’s Spurs’ future are expected.
The striker is currently pocketing £ 140,000 a week but is in line for an exceptional pay raise if he signs a new deal. Son’s new contract could earn him around £ 200,000 a week.
That salary would see him become one of the club’s top four earners, with only Gareth Bale, Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele pocketing a salary equal to or greater than that figure.
The substantial pay hike reflects the enormous status and importance Son holds in north London – and manager Jose Mourinho was quick to pay tribute to him following his side’s recent victory over Brentford.
“It’s the humility of a player,” Mourinho said (via Goal). “It’s Sonny. It’s human nature. He’s like that. Some other guys are not like that. For him, it’s the team. Such a special player but also a special human being. ”