Tottenham star Son Heung-min to sign new deal due to two figures after ‘transfer interest’

Tottenham have entered contract talks with Son Heung-min over a new deal and the player is reportedly ready to commit his future to the club. The South Korean international arrived from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2015 and soon became a hero in north London under Mauricio Pochettino.

His growing importance to the club now looks set to be rewarded by Tottenham chief Daniel Levy.

Son is the Premier League’s joint top-scorer this season having rifled in eight goals.

The forward is also closing in on his 100th goal in the famous white shirt as Tottenham look surprise outsiders for the Premier League title.

According to The Guardian, Tottenham are set to enter contract talks with the player and want to make him one of their top earners.

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His current deal does not expire until 2023 but Spurs are keen to tie the winger down amid transfer interest in recent windows.

The report adds that Son wants to stay given his close relationship with manager Mourinho.

Not only that but he has also formed a formidable partnership and understanding with Harry Kane.

The duo have helped fire Spurs to second in the table after eight matches, just one point shy of leaders Leicester.

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Son recently switched representatives to CAA – who also take care of Mourinho and Dele Alli’s commercial ventures.

His new contract is expected to be worth around £200,000-a-week, a significant rise on his current salary of £140,000-a-week.

It would see Son become one of the club’s top earners alongside Kane and midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.

Mourinho recently claimed Son’s extension could be resolved soon but admitted his change of representatives would have no bearing on the situation.

“That is not my job, I don’t care about who represents players, I just care about what players give me on the pitch and nothing to do with that,” Mourinho said.

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“Sonny’s agency represents me on my image rights and commercial work outside my football job and that is it. Nothing more than that. The majority of my players I don’t even know who their agents are.

“An impact on Sonny’s future, I don’t know. I can say at a commercial level it will be a big impact because it is a worldwide, very, very important agency.

“In relation to his contract, I am not worried about it, he has three years of contract, a great relationship with Mr (Daniel) Levy and the people that represents him, I believe sooner or later that will be resolved.

“I don’t believe there will be a problem with that because he is a player with three years of contract.

“So many clubs there are huge problems to resolve with players who have their contracts in a few months, so three years is a long time.”

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