Danny Mills has claimed that Son Heung-min could be having second thoughts about signing a new contract with Tottenham Hotspur amid the club’s struggles on the pitch.
Son’s current contract with Spurs runs until the summer of 2023 and multiple reports (Eurosport and Telegraph) over the last few months have indicated that Tottenham have made considerable progress in negotiations over a new deal.
Jose Mourinho has said that he is confident an agreement can be reached with the South Korean’s entourage but suggested that this might not be the right time for an announcement given the economic impact of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Son has also remained coy on the subject, insisting last week that it would be ‘unfair’ to talk about a new contract under the current circumstances.
Mills has urged Tottenham to do everything in their power to get the 28-year-old to put pen to paper as soon as they can and suggested that potential suitors could find it difficult to meet Spurs’ asking price even if they wanted to sign the forward in the summer.
The pundit told Football Insider: “If Tottenham are struggling because of covid then everybody else is going to be struggling.
“I know the stadium was going to be used for other events and that was going to be a huge source of revenue for them but that will come back. That’s not going to be a massive issue.
“Where does Son go? He’ll have to go to a top club and they’re going to have to pay top dollar and do they have the money?
“If I was Tottenham I’d be trying to tie him down immediately because I think he’s a fantastic player, he’s exceptional. His work rate, his levels of consistency. He seems like the type of person that everybody would want.
“If I was Tottenham I’d get him signed up sooner rather than later. Maybe it’s him that’s being patient.
“Maybe he’s had a look at it and thought ‘You know what, I’ll get some offers and there’s plenty of time, no rush. I’ll just wait and see what happens’.”
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One would expect that the likes of Son and Kane to have second thoughts about committing their future to the club as it seems as if we are in a downward spiral at the moment. If we do not win silverware this season, it is likely to not only spell the end of Mourinho’s time at Spurs but also potentially Kane’s and Son’s.
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