Tottenham Hotspur are set to trigger a contract extension for newly-appointed captain Heung-Min Son, as per The Telegraph.
The Lilywhites are keen to avoid a repeat of the situation which forced them to sell record goalscorer Harry Kane to Bayern Munich with Son. Kane was in the final year of his contract, and the club had to sell him or risk losing him got free. They extracted a handsome sum of around £100m for the striker, however, and can hardly feel aggrieved about the deal.
Korean international Son was named as the club’s captain after the departure of Kane and demotion of Hugo Lloris. He has two years left to run on his contract with the club, meaning he will be free to leave in 2025. The club has, however, decided to trigger a one-year extension option that was inserted in the contract when it was signed. He will remain under contract until 2026, at least, once the extension is triggered.
Son has started the season excellently for Tottenham, who have undergone a transformation since Ange Postecoglou arrived at the club. The 31-year-old has scored three goals for Spurs in the league this season, with all of them coming in a 5-2 win over Burnley.
Heung-Min Son is one of the most important Tottenham players
Manager Postecoglou has quickly come to undeie rstand the importance of Son in his squad, naming him as captain just before the season started. The Korean forward has featured in all of his side’s matches this season.
Son has kept summer signing Manor Solomon out of the Tottenham starting XI with the quality of his performances and leadership. Tottenham are in second place behind Manchester City in the league and will face their first major test, the North London derby, this weekend.