In an exciting update for Tottenham fans, football pundit Paul O’Keeffe shared on social media that “Tottenham is actively pursuing an extension of the contract with Son Heung-min. Currently, unofficial discussions are underway.” O’Keeffe, known for his role as a football consultant and spokesperson for the Football Association (FA) in England, delivered this news.
Son Heung-min donned the Tottenham jersey for the first time in the summer of 2015. He signed an extension in 2021, binding him to the club until the summer of 2025.
With the exception of his debut season in 2015-2016, Son has consistently delivered two-digit goal tallies each season. In the 2021-2022 season, he even scored an impressive 23 goals, earning him the joint top scorer title in the English Premier League alongside Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, marking a historic achievement as the first Asian player to do so.
But it’s not just about his incredible statistics. Son Heung-min has shown unwavering loyalty to Tottenham. Among the once-heralded ‘D-E-S-K’ line during Mauricio Pochettino’s managerial era, he is the only player who remains at Tottenham. Christian Eriksen (now at Manchester United), Dele Alli (currently at Everton), and even Harry Kane (who left for Bayern Munich in the recent summer transfer window) have all moved on.
However, Son Heung-min not only stayed but also took on the role of captain. In the 2023-2024 season, under the guidance of manager Ange Postecoglou, he has led the team to a resounding 3 wins and 1 draw, displaying a promising upward trajectory. In the fourth-round match against Burnley, he even managed to score a hat-trick, further solidifying his status as a key player for Tottenham.
The ongoing unofficial discussions for an extension of Son’s contract signal Tottenham’s commitment to retaining their star and captain, ensuring that he continues to lead the team both on and off the pitch. Tottenham fans will be eagerly awaiting further developments in this important negotiation.