Tottenham have done extremely well under Mauricio Pochettino and are one of the best teams in England, if not in Europe. The London club has a number of quality players and it should come as no surprise that the club wants to extend the deals of a few stars.
A report from the Evening Standard claims that Son Heung-min, who has been one of our most consistent players under Poch, is in line for a new contract at the club. The South Korean is entering the final two years of his contract and Spurs want to keep hold of him.
Son has scored 15 times this season and is only second to Harry Kane in the scoring charts for Spurs. The former Leverkusen man joined us on a five-year deal in 2015 and has scored 44 times in 128 games for us since moving from the Bundesliga.
The report also claims that four other players are going to sit down for contract extensions. Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen all have their contracts ending in 2019. Vertonghen and Dembele’s contracts can be extended by a further year, similar to the option we have with Toby Alderweireld.
This should be done quickly as most of the players on the list will be summer targets for some of the biggest clubs in the world. Eriksen was linked with a move to Barcelona in January and the Catalan giants could return for another stab in the upcoming transfer window.
Dembele, Vertonghen and Son have been some of the best players in the Premier League too and Daniel Levy must lock them down as quickly as he can to ensure we continue building our side for the next season.
The one surprise from the list is that of Lamela. For some reason, Pochettino still seems to trust the ability of the Argentine even though the former Roma star has been out of action for a good year or so.
These are certainly good signs as it is a must that we keep hold of our core team!