Spurs reportedly to offer Son 200,000 pound-a-week deal
Tottenham Hotspur are set to offer Korean striker Son Heung-min a £200,000, or roughly 292 million won, a week deal under a new contract extension deal, according to local reports.
Son, the joint top goal scorer in the English Premier League, is currently earning an estimated £140,000 per week under a contract signed in July 2018 and set to expire in 2023, according to the Guardian.
The Korean striker recently changed his representatives to CAA, the same agency that represents Spurs' manager Jose Mourinho. CAA also represents teammate Deli Alli and is said to have a good relationship with the Spurs' board.
Mourinho indicated in October that he thinks Son's contract terms should be improved.
"I would love that," Mourinho was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail. "Son has three years of contract so it's not like we're in an extreme situation of everybody being worried. It's more that Son loves it here, I believe that he would like to commit his future to the club for a long time."
Son is believed to have a very strong relationship with Mourinho, as shown by his recent performance on the pitch. Son has scored nine goals this season, eight in the EPL and one in the UEFA Europa Cup. He also has two assists to his name in the EPL this year. With 168 appearances for Spurs in the Premier League, Son has scored 61 goals.
Along with Son’s goals, his performance with teammate Harry Kane adds to his value to the club.
Since Son joined Spurs in 2015, the Son-Kane duo has managed to score a total of 28 goals, which makes them the fourth most deadly scoring combination in Premier League history. Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard hold the top spot in this category at 36, but looking at the Spurs duo’s performance this season, they could catch up any day now.
Son will be back in action with the Korean national team this weekend, likely captaining the side against Mexico at Stadion Wiener Neustadt in Neustadt, Austria at 10 p.m. on Saturday, or 5 a.m. on Sunday morning in Korea.
BY JIM BULLEY [firstname.lastname@example.org]