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Tottenham make Son Heung-min contract resolution forward of deal’s remaining 12 months

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Tottenham Hotspur are set to tie down Son Heung-min for an additional 12 months, nearly erasing the chance that the membership captain may head for the exit door this summer time.

Son took on a brand new degree of accountability in 2023/24 following Harry Kane’s departure and scored 17 Premier League targets to match his second greatest single season tally within the competitors.

However the South Korean icon will flip 32 earlier than subsequent season begins, along with his age sufficient to maintain the hypothesis over a possible transfer to the Saudi Professional League burning.

Son has will quickly enter the final 12 months of the long-term deal he signed again in 2021, however The Athletic writes {that a} one-year choice to increase it till 2026 will likely be triggered. It means the brand new expiration date of his contract will likely be pushed to every week earlier than his thirty fourth birthday.

Son Heung-min

Son completed 2023/24 as Tottenham’s prime scorer for first time / Vince Mignott/MB Media/GettyImages

Final summer time, Son emphatically revealed he had little curiosity in transferring to Saudi Arabia.

“If I wished to go there, I’d not be right here!” the participant mentioned at a press convention throughout Tottenham’s pre-season tour of Australia. “I like taking part in soccer. Clearly cash can also be necessary however I dream [of] taking part in [in the] Premier League.”

This season was the primary of Son’s time at Spurs that the membership didn’t play European soccer. An improved fifth place end, up from a disastrous eighth 12 months in the past, interprets into qualification for the newly reformatted Europa League.

Son beforehand performed a big half in Tottenham’s nice European journey of recent occasions when crew, then underneath Mauricio Pochettino, reached the Champions League remaining in 2019 with a dramatic semi-final comeback in opposition to Erik ten Hag’s Ajax.

“I feel I am the kind of man who by no means desires to surrender and tries to work as onerous as potential till the final results of the sport. I feel when you do not consider, this stuff do not occur,” he informed 90min for a particular latest oral historical past of the crunch second leg.

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