Tottenham ‘confident Son Heung-min WILL sign new £200,000-per-week deal’ once contract talks resume after they were put on hold due to financial uncertainty caused by coronavirus
- Tottenham want to offer Son Heung-min a new £200,000-per-week deal
- Son has been one of the Premier League’s standout performers this season
- South Korean star has been attracting interest from Real Madrid and Man City
- Spurs have put contract talks on hold for the time being over financial issues
- However, the club are reportedly confident the forward will sign a new contract
Tottenham are confident Son Heung-min will sign a new bumper £200,000-per-week deal once contract talks resume, according to reports.
Earlier this week, Spurs temporarily shelved plans to offer Son and Harry Kane new and improved terms until they have a clearer picture of their financial position amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
With the club’s revenues decimated by the pandemic, the decision to hold off on contract talks will have been alarming to Spurs fans who will be desperate to tie down the duo to long-term contracts.
Tottenham are confident Son Heung-min will sign a new £200,000-per-week deal
However, even with talks currently on hold, Spurs are confident that Son will extend his stay beyond 2023 and agree to a 25 per cent increase on his current £150,000 weekly wage, according to The Telegraph.
The report goes on to claim that negotiations between the two parties were slowed down due to Son changing his representatives.
However, sorting a new contract for both Kane and Son is said to be top of Daniel Levy’s priority list as the Spurs chairman looks to fend off interest from Manchester City and Real Madrid.
The club’s finances have been hit hard by the ongoing shutout of fans, having only recently spent £1billion on their new stadium, and posted losses of £63.9million for the last financial year.
Son scored in Spurs’ 2-0 semi-final win over Brentford to reach the Carabao Cup final
The South Korean superstar has been in red hot form this season, scoring 16 goals in 25 games
The situation around fans returning remains unclear with the UK once again plunged into a lockdown amid rising numbers of Covid-19 cases, which is making it hard for clubs to plan for the future.
Son has underlined his importance to Spurs this season with stunning performances and helped the club reach the Carabao Cup final on Tuesday having netted the second goal in the club’s 2-0 semi-final win over Brentford.
Renewed talk of an improved contract has also come off the back of Son scoring his 100th goal for the club in their 3-0 victory over Leeds at the weekend.
The South Korean superstar has been in a rich vein of form this season, scoring 16 goals in 25 appearances while providing eight assists for his team-mates.
Asked about Son’s contract last month, Mourinho said: ‘How can you sign a new contract with a player? You don’t know what is going to happen next season.
Mourinho is desperate to tie down Son to a new long-term deal along with Harry Kane
‘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.’
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