The Daily Mail are reporting that Son Heung-min’s decision to change his representation may prove to be a stumbling block in Tottenham’s attempts to get him signed to a new contract.
Jose Mourinho confirmed last month that the club were in talks with the South Korean over a new deal and hinted that he expects him to sign given that all parties want him to stay.
Duncan Castles revealed in The Transfer Window Podcast on Thursday that Daniel Levy has become personally involved in negotiations and that Spurs will put a new deal on the table later this week.
However, The Mail are now suggesting that the talks might not be as straight forward as initially thought after Son instructed Creative Artists Agency and Base to look after his contract and public relations affairs.
CAA have good ties with Spurs, already representing the likes of Jose Mourinho, Harry Kane, and Dele Alli but the report claims that Son’s decision may slow down talks with Tottenham.
Given the 28-year-old’s form over recent years and his importance to the club’s global commercial strategy, it is said that agency will demand a substantial pay rise, which might be a stumbling block.
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Spurs fans should not take this report too seriously as it sounds like The Daily Mail are just guessing based on the fact that Son has switched representation. If anything, given the relationship that Spurs have with CAA, one would imagine talks would be sped up.
Additionally, multiple sources have reported that Spurs are ready to make Son the joint highest-paid player at the club alongside Kane and Ndombele by almost doubling his current salary. So, it seems unlikely that the salary would be a stumbling block in the deal.
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