Duncan Castles has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur will offer Son Heung-min a four-year contract by the end of this week, which they hope the South Korean will sign.
Reports first emerged at the start of last month that the club were involved in negotiations with Son over a new deal as they wanted to offer him a pay rise as a reward for his improved run of form (The Athletic).
Jose Mourinho has since hinted that he is hopeful that a new deal can be agreed since all parties want the forward to stay at the club (Daily Mail).
Castles has now claimed that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has personally got involved in the negotiations over a new deal for Son.
He revealed that the 28-year-old has been offered the same salary as Harry Kane (£200,000 per-week plus bonuses) and that a formal offer is expected to be made before the end of this week after Levy held talks with Son’s representatives.
“The deal was discussed in general. The deal we are led to believe that is being offered to Son will be equal to Harry Kane’s.
“He’ll be earning around £200,000 per-week – if he agrees to it obviously. That’s an awful lot of money for Tottenham Hotspur.
“They’ve traditionally had their wage structure, and there’s a pyramid structure to that.
“Son earning the same as the captain would be quite a departure in terms of the way Spurs do their business.
“He’s a player who has scored some sensational goals this season, he’s the third top scorer in the Premier League in this calendar year, and he’s already been at the club for seven years [sic].
“This would probably take him more or less past his prime and into the point where he would be looking to sign a deal either abroad or less than this particular one.
“A four-year contract is being offered, substantial money, Spurs fans will be extremely pleased that those negotiations are ongoing.
“Another meeting is planned before the end of the week, and that is expected to result in a written offer to Son in order to secure his future to [the club].”
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