According to a report by The Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are ready to hand in-form attacker Son Heung-Min an extension to the five-year contract he signed in July worth £150,000-a-week, and it is once again a glowing endorsement of their transfer strategy.
Well, the 26-year-old only committed his long-term future to Spurs little over six months ago, but following a sensational 2018/19 campaign to date the north London outfit are ready to offer him improved terms, as per The Daily Mail.
The Daily Mail report that talks between the two parties are likely to happen in the summer with the club keen to tie down a player that has become a hugely key for Mauricio Pochettino’s men – he has scored 16 goals and provided a further nine assists in 32 appearances in all competitions this season.
The report adds that Son could be in line for a pay rise of up to £40,000-a-week from Tottenham, who have failed to sign a single player in the previous two transfer windows, given he is currently thought to earn £110,000-a-week.
While many may criticise the north London outfit’s lack of action and therefore ambition in the market, and especially when they lose key men like Harry Kane and Dele Alli at the same time, you do have to admire the way they do their business.
Rather than just taking a punt on lots of new players for the sake of it, Pochettino trusts in the ones that he already has at his disposal and coaches to make them even better, rewarding them financially when they are.
It is a tactic that largely works given they are still in the Premier League title race and a step closer to the quarter-finals of the Champions League following their 3-0 win against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.
Not bringing in new players who could easily flop may have actually helped them, as the current personnel know each other’s games inside out which can only help their chemistry on the pitch.