‘Just give him what he wants’ – Former Spurs defender urges club to sort new contract

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Former Tottenham defender, Alan Hutton believes that Tottenham should just give Son Heung-min the salary he is asking for as he is too valuable to lose.

Reports emerged earlier in the week that Spurs were in talks with the South Korean over a new contract (Athletic).

It was suggested that they were close to agreeing on a deal that would see the 28-year-old move closer to the club’s top earners.

Hutton insisted that Spurs do not need to negotiate with the forward and urged them to simply fulfil his demands, whatever they might be.

The ex-Scotland international told Football Insider: “Just give him what he wants, I mean that, whatever he asks for, just give him it. I think he’s sensational.

“He’s been that player that, even when Tottenham were struggling, he was the one that could really give you something. He’s got pace, he’s clever, he scores all types of goals, he’s got the whole package in my opinion.”

Son has started the season in terrific form and is currently sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League goal scoring charts, along with Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Hutton insisted that the former Bayern Leverkusen man is now on the same level as the likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

He added: “I even sometimes think he’s underrated when you talk about other players in the league – people talk about (Sadio) Mane and (Mo) Salah and all these kind of guys and he is way up there.

“That would be an absolute priority for Tottenham to tie him down, he is so key to what they do, him and Harry Kane have such a great partnership together, they link up so well going forward.

“Just give him what he wants, sign the deal, he’s coming into his prime. He’s not necessarily going to get better but he’s going to hold his standards for a long time so tie him down and get on with it.”

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