As reported by Sky Sports, Tottenham Hotspur are set to open contract talks with Son Heung-min in the coming weeks, rewarding the South Korean’s recent spell of impressive form.
After scoring seven goals in his last four matches, there are few players more popular with the Spurs support right now than the 25-year-old.
With Harry Kane set to be out until next month due to injury, the attacker will be hugely important to Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the coming weeks as they look to secure a top four spot in the English Premier League.
Now the club are looking to secure his long-term future, despite the player having more than 2 years left on his current contract.
Sky Sports report that his current deal expires in 2020, but Tottenham are looking to open contract talks with him in the coming weeks and tie him down to a longer term deal.
Rated at £31.5m by Transfermarkt, Spurs will be looking to protect his value as much as anything with any new deal, with his recent form certainly catching the eye and an upcoming World Cup that could boost his reputation even further.
Ensuring the player is happy, settled and committed to his best years at the football club can be nothing but a positive.
Heung-min’s consistency over the past couple of seasons has been impressive, scoring 21 goals and creating 10 assists last term, and set to break the 20-goal barrier again before the end of 2017/18.
There’s an argument to be made he should be an even more trusted member of Pochettino’s first team, with the player finding himself on the bench on a number of occasions this season.
Nonetheless, a new deal would be hugely celebrated by supporters and could see him become even more of a key man.