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Tottenham are confident of tying Son Heung-min to a new long-term contract in the near future.
The South Korean international has been one of the most outstanding players in English football this season, chipping in 16 goals and eight assists in 25 appearances and forging a remarkable attacking partnership with Harry Kane.
Son scored his 16th of the season against Brentford on Tuesday night when the Spurs booked their spot in the Carabao Cup final, and a lucrative new contract is on the table for the forward.
According to the Telegraph, contract negotiations continue between the club and the player, but Spurs are “sure” that he will put pen on paper in a new agreement.
The sentiment is mutual, with Son keen to extend his stay at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium beyond 2023, when his current contract expires.
The 28-year-old has changed representatives during the negotiation process and this, coupled with the new financial uncertainty brought on by the latest UK lockdown, means that no immediate announcement on the future of Son’s Spurs is expected.
The forward is currently pocketing £ 140,000 a week, but is in line for a one-time pay raise should he sign a new deal. Son’s new contract could see him earn around £ 200,000 a week.
This salary would make him one of the club’s top four winners, with only Gareth Bale, Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele pocketing a salary equal to or greater than that figure.
The substantial salary increase is a reflection of Son’s enormous status and importance in North London, and manager José Mourinho was quick to pay tribute to him following his team’s recent win over Brentford.
“That is the humility of a player,” said Mourinho (via objective). “That’s Sonny. That’s human nature. He’s like that. Other guys aren’t like that. He’s the team to him. Such a special player but also a special human being.”