Daniel Levy must go for broke in attempts to secure Heung-Min Son’s Tottenham Hotspur future amid reports of a mammoth new deal worth more than £200,000-per-week.
According to Football Insider, Levy has enjoyed a breakthrough in discussions with Son and his representatives as the Spurs Chairman looks to secure the South Korea international to a new long-term contract.
It is understood Son will join Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele as one of Tottenham’s highest earners, with the pair currently enjoying £200k-p/w each in north London where Levy has committed to pay half of Real Madrid loanee Gareth Bale’s £600,000-per-week deal.
Son could even earn more than Kane and Ndombele, with a club source alleged to have claimed the 28-year-old’s proposed five-year deal will be worth in excess of £200,000 a week, netting him more than £52million.
Spurs owner Joe Lewis has given Levy the green light to sign-off on Son’s mega-money terms, and could even see the deal announced before the start of the January transfer window.
Son’s eight goals in eight Premier League games this season account for 42% of Tottenham’s total 19, the sixth-highest contribution rate in the division with only Newcastle, Everton, Leeds United, Leicester and Liverpool more reliant on a single player.
With Son riding the most prolific wave of his career, the 91-cap South Korea international is leaving Levy with no choice but to go for broke and tie the winger down to a lucrative long-term contract that matches his importance to Jose Mourinho’s plans.
His formidable partnership with club captain Kane is another aspect counting in Son’s favour, as well, as the former Bayer Leverkusen man has scored seven of his eight top-flight goals from passes provided by the England international – more than twice the next-best partnership this season.
Son has further registered each of his two assists from two of Kane’s seven league goals this term, ranks level-first with the 27-year-old for key passes (18) by Tottenham players and is second for total shots (18), per WhoScored.
Mourinho’s immeasurable admiration of the 28-year-old will also have not gone unnoticed by Son’s representatives, who will no doubt have pushed Levy to offer greater terms knowing their client is someone the Portuguese tactician considers to be world-class.
“Season after season after season Sonny is showing how good he is. Of course, the better the team is the easier it is for the players to emerge. But Sonny is Sonny, everybody knows what he now needs to do to go to a next step – nothing,” Mourinho said, via quotes by Sky Sports.
“Because he is such an incredible kid also at that level it is up to you to tell how good he is.”
Adding on Son’s contract situation last month, Mourinho noted: “I think it is more a question of Son loves it here and I believe that he would like to commit his future to the club for more time. Everybody in the club is totally in love with this player and trying to make him feel part of the furniture.”