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Tottenham Hotspur to offer Son improved contract

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Sonny has been good for Spurs this year and the club is ready to reward him.

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Tottenham Hotspur have a lot of players that are heading towards the end of their existing contracts, and who are in line to be offered an improved deal by the club this year. One of those players is Son Heung-Min, whom the Standard writes is set to be offered a new contract by Spurs as a reward for his good performances this season.

According to Tom Collomosse, Sonny currently makes around £60k/week at Tottenham in a deal that expires in 2020. That was pretty good money he signed from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 but decidedly low in today’s market. The article doesn’t give details on the length of the new deal or the weekly wages — one expects that this would need to be hashed out between the club and his agent yet — but you can imagine it would be a healthy bump on what he’s making now. This would also be consistent with Spurs’ pattern in recent years of giving progressive bumps in pay to its most important players.

Sonny’s been sidelined for Erik Lamela in the Premier League the past couple of matches, but he’s played an important role for Spurs this season, scoring 13 goals in all competitions, making him Tottenham’s second highest goal scorer behind Harry Kane.

With the signing of Lucas Moura, Spurs have a glut of attacking midfielders, but Son’s performances have set him apart from the rest of the pack. His ability to also fill in as needed at striker also makes him a useful utility player for Tottenham. This would be a deal I would like to see get over the line sooner rather than later.