According to The Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur remain confident that Son Heung-min will sign a new contract with the club, despite the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic causing some uncertainty over negotiations.
Reports first emerged in October that Tottenham were keen to reward Son for his improved run of form by bringing his salary on par with the club’s highest earners.
Fabrizio Romano claimed last month that it was only a matter of time before the forward signed a new five or six-year deal with the North Londoners.
However, The Evening Standard then reported that Tottenham had decided to postpone non-urgent contract negotiations with Son, as well as their other first-team stars, due to the financial uncertainty caused by the pandemic.
The Telegraph too have reported that the uncertainty of the financial landscape makes any immediate announcement unlikely.
However, they claim that there have been no major complications in negotiations between the club and the forward’s representatives, with both sides expecting an agreement over time.
The report suggests that Son is set to be rewarded with a big pay rise and that the South Korean is keen to remain at Tottenham beyond the end of his contract at 2023.
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One can certainly understand why the club would be hesitant to announce any new deals now, given the uncertainty around when matchday income will return to previous levels. However, given that the government is planning on speeding up their vaccination drive, it is possible that fans will be allowed to return in a couple of months. Let’s hope that it is not too long before we see capacity crowds at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium again.
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