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Tottenham hoping to tie down prolific star to a new contract at the earliest amid La Liga interest

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Tottenham hoping to tie down Son Heung-min to a new contract ASAP

According to The Telegraph (subscription required), Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to tie down prolific star Son Heung-min to a new long-term contract to ward off any interest in him from other clubs.

The 28-year-old has been at Tottenham since 2015, having signed from Bayer Leverkusen. Over the past five years, the South Korean has grown into one of the best attackers in the Premier League.

Son has been excellent for us this campaign
Son Heung-min has been excellent for Tottenham this campaign

Son has been in particularly destructive form this season. In 25 matches across all competitions, the forward has plundered 16 goals and assisted 8 more and has been our best player, alongside Harry Kane. (h/t Transfermarkt)

Owing to his hot streak in the 2020/21 campaign reports in Spain (h/t Express) have suggested that Real Madrid are keeping a close eye on the 28-year-old. Amidst these speculations, Tottenham are hoping to tie him down to a new long-term contract to stop any clubs from making a move for the South Korean.

Son’s current contract with the club runs till the summer of 2023. That means he still has well over two years left on his deal. However, talks of a new deal have been doing the rounds for quite some time now.

It had been claimed that negotiations had been going on slow owing to the situation created by the pandemic, which has seen Tottenham’s finances get affected severely. However, it is believed that the delays were mainly due to Son changing his representatives. (h/t The Telegraph)

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Set for a new long-term contract at Tottenham

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Currently, on a pay packet worth £150,000-a-week, Tottenham will be offering a 25 per cent increase on Son’s wages, making him one of the club’s best-paid players. And, the club are confident that the forward will pen the deal.

An announcement might not be imminent, but Tottenham are hoping to get it over the line before the summer transfer window opens.

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