‘Fair play to Daniel Levy’ – Darren Bent reacts to contract speculation involving first-team star

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Dom Le Roy

Darren Bent has praised Daniel Levy after news emerged that Son Heung-min is close to signing a new deal at Tottenham Hotspur.

Reports first emerged last month that the club were in talks with the South Korean over a new deal (The Telegraph).

The Athletic revealed earlier this week that the forward will imminently put pen to paper on a new contract with the North Londoners that will see him earn a similar salary to club’s highest earners, Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele.

Bent believes Son certainly deserves a pay rise on the back of the form he has shown over the last few years.

The former Tottenham striker admitted that a new deal for the 28-year-old would suit all parties since Son appears to be happy in North London and is a fan favourite among the Spurs faithful.

Reacting to reports that the former Bayern Leverkusen set is set to sign a five-year deal with the former Champions League finaists, Bent told Football Insider: “He’s been playing very, very well and he deserves it, he’s been one of the very best players this year, though he’s been playing really well for Spurs for a number of years now.

“It is a lot of money but at the same time he’s earned it and obviously, five years now, they know full well if he was to leave now it would take an awful lot of money to get him out of there under that contract.

“You’d have to say fair play to Daniel Levy, also Heung-min Son as well, you can tell that he loves playing there, he’s enjoying it so you’d have to say fair play to him as well.

“It’s definitely one of those things where you’d go it makes a lot of sense on for both parties and for Spurs fans, who absolutely love him, that’s music to their ears because he is one of the fan’s favourites.”

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