Fabrizio Romano has revealed that it is only a matter of time before Son Heung-min puts pen to paper on a new five or six-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur, with an agreement now said to be “really really close”.
The South Korean has taken his game to a new level this season, displaying a level of ruthlessness in front of goal that one only associates with elite goalscorers.
The 28-year-old is currently behind just Mohamed Salah in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot, having found the back of the net 11 times in the league already.
Reports first emerged in October that Tottenham were keen to reward Son for his improved run of form by giving him a pay rise to bring his salary on par with the club’s highest earners.
It was reported at the end of last month that Son will imminently sign a new contract but there has been no official confirmation on the matter.
Romano has now revealed that the only thing left to be ironed out is the length of the forward’s contract.
“But, the feeling of people around Son and people around Tottenham is the same – Tottenham want Son to extend his contract and Son wants to extend his contract with Tottenham.
“So, as we said last week, it was getting closer. Now I would say that we are really, really close to a positive solution.
“There is still something to be decided, if [the new deal is for] five or six years, for example, but really the agreement is getting closer.”
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If Son does sign for five or six years, that would almost guarantee that he will see out the rest of his career with us. I do not expect the South Korean to lose his pace or sharpness into his thirties like some other players do, given his terrific fitness record. I expect him to continue being a key player for us into his mid-thirties like Jamie Vardy is for Leicester.
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