It’s very nice to wake up to good news. This morning, Tottenham Hotspur announced that South Korean forward Son Heung-Min has signed a new contract with the club through the next four years, expiring in 2025.
✍️ We are delighted to announce that Heung-Min Son has signed a new four-year contract with the Club, which will run until 2025.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 23, 2021
This new contract has been coming for a long, long time — we’ve been hearing about it for several months now. The negotiations apparently took a long time to do, and were delayed by COVID-19 and ongoing instability brought on by the firing of Jose Mourinho last Spring. But all along, the message has been clear: Sonny’s happy here, he wants to commit his future to the club, it’s just not quite the right time. Now, with Nuno Espirito Santo in place, this is the right time.
By signing a four year contract, Son will be a Spurs player until he’s 33 years old, basically the end of his top level professional career. Heck, he might just retire by that point as a Spurs player, and wouldn’t THAT be neat?
The details of his contract haven’t yet been released anywhere I’ve seen yet, but it’s almost certain that his salary has been given a healthy bump up to the level of the other top earners at the club — Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris, and Tanguy Ndombele. And that’s fine — he’s totally earned it. It cements him financially as well as performance-wise as one of the best and most important current Tottenham players.
As for Sonny? He sure sounds happy.
“It was already a big honour to play here for six years, the Club have showed me massive, massive respect and obviously I’m very happy to be here. It’s like home, especially with the fans, the players, the staff. There was no decision. It was easy. I’m so happy to be here and will be so glad to see the fans again soon.”