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Tottenham Hotspur Ace Set To Be Offered A New Contract: A Good Move For Both Parties?

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The Athletic (subscription required) has recently reported that Tottenham Hotspur winger Son Heung-min is set to be offered a new contract which would end all speculation surrounding his long-term future at the English capital. It is understood that the South Korean international will be rewarded with a new and improved deal by Spurs for his incredible contributions in the attacking third over the past few years (via The Athletic).

Son’s Excellent Start To The 2020-21 Premier League Season

Son has made another outstanding start to this campaign and is currently the joint top-scorer in Premier League football with seven goals to his name. The 28-year-old has registered eight goals and four assists in eight appearances for Spurs this term across multiple competitions.

The South Korean international has established himself as one of the top performers in Mourinho’s first-team as he is averaging 2.4 shots, 3.2 key passes and 0.8 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He has even taken good care of the ball when distributing possession in the attacking third after completing 83.5% of his attempted passes in the top tier of England (stats via whoscored).

The Chuncheon-born attacker can benefit from getting his long-term future sorted as he will be able to concentrate on getting better on the field. He has been terrific to watch under Jose Mourinho’s tutelage so far. Thus, it makes sense for both parties to agree on a new deal that will keep Son at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium beyond the summer of 2023.

Tottenham Hotspur's Son set to be offered a new contract (Son is seen in the picture)
Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-Min smiles as he leaves with the match ball after scoring four of Tottenham’s five goals after the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, southern England on September 20, 2020. (Photo by ANDREW BOYERS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

What Does The South Korean Striker Bring To The Table?

Son is one of the most gifted wingers in the English top-flight as he is blessed with blistering pace and dribbling ability to be a constant nuisance for the opposition defenders. He can read the game well that helps him get into some dangerous positions in the final third. Furthermore, the 89-time South Korean international has transformed himself into a composed finisher up top and has even got the vision to play a decisive through ball in the offensive end of the field.

Tying Son Down To New And Lucrative Contract: Good Move For Both Parties?

Securing the future of someone as valuable as Son will undeniably be a shrewd move for the North London outfit as they cannot afford to let any of their stars leave if they intend to be successful under Mourinho’s stewardship in the coming seasons.

Son has struck up a great telepathic understanding with Harry Kane and looks set to have another outstanding season at the English capital. Hence, it will be a good move for both the player and the club to agree on a contract extension sooner rather than later.

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