Heung-min Son is “really close” to signing a new long-term contract at Tottenham Hotspur, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian appeared on the latest episode of the ‘Last Word on Spurs’ podcast on Thursday evening and claimed that negotiations were going “so well.”
It comes ten days after the Telegraph’s Matt Law revealed that Spurs were confident that the South Korean sensation would sign a new deal despite negotiations rumbling on.
Romano believes that the delay has been down to the current lockdown guidelines in the UK, echoing those thoughts of Law.
Son’s current £140k-per-week contract doesn’t expire until 2024, but it’s thought that this extension would see him scoop a massive pay rise for his fine form over the past year or so.
But you can forget about Kane for now as Son has emerged as the greater threat in recent months – that’s not to undersell the England captain in any form as his new role has completely unshackled his prolific teammate.
Indeed, the duo have formed a lethal partnership in attack, combining for a goal a record-tying 13 times in the Premier League but with Kane often dropping deeper into the hole, it has allowed Son to act as an inside-forward.
The South Korean has currently scored one more goal than Kane in the top-flight this campaign, whilst he also ranks first in the Spurs squad for key passes (1.8) per game, meaning he’s their most creative influence too.
Former Spurs star Raphael van der Vaart also believes Son is of more importance than Kane, he told The Athletic:
“He is the main player for Tottenham. Yes, there’s Kane but I think he’s maybe more important. With his pace he’s such a threat, he creates for himself and his team-mates and can score. When he’s not playing, I believe that is a bigger miss than when Kane’s not there.”
That is exactly why he deserves every bit of that new contract and this news will surely leave manager Jose Mourinho just as happy as the Hotspur faithful.
The ‘Special One’ has lauded Son countless times since taking the helm in November 2019 – after thrashing Southampton 5-2, Mourinho claimed the attacker was “on fire,” whilst he labelled the duo “animals” after a north London derby victory.
Although the most glowing endorsement was in him lauding Son a “world-class” player.
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