‘Oh no!’ SON postpones Tottenham contract renewal weapons…”I’m behind other players. I’m so happy now”

As Tottenham Hotspur prioritized recruitment, it delayed renewing the contract with club legend and club captain Son Heung-min. British media “Give Me Sports” reported on the 15th (Korea time) that “Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min is satisfied at Tottenham and neither the club nor the players are in a hurry to renew the contract.”

Legendary Son Heung-min, who started playing for Tottenham in 2015, has a contract with his club until June 2025. He is receiving 190,000 pounds per week and has the option of extending it by one year, allowing him to accompany Tottenham until 2026.

As the contract period was not long away, attention was focused on when Tottenham would offer Son Heung-min a new contract. In December last year, the news that Tottenham and Son Heung-min were preparing to sign a so-called “long-term contract” in England drew great attention.

“He wants to leave his remaining career to Tottenham. Tottenham is also preparing to offer Son a huge contract renewal,” the British Football Insider reported on Saturday. “The 31-year-old was impressed by the influence of Coach Ange Postecoglou and wants to play a key role in the team.” 토토사이트 추천

“Football London” also predicted the next contract target after the news of Destiny Udogi’s renewal was announced, and Son Heung-min was considered to be unconditionally eligible to renew his contract with Pape Sarr. Senegal midfielder Sar, born in 2002, renewed his contract before Son Heung-min on the 3rd, extending his contract period until 2030.

Both media outlets predicted that Tottenham will exercise the option of extending Son’s contract by one year, when his contract expires in June 2025. First of all, Football Insider reported, “Tottenham will invoke the option of extending Son’s contract by one year, allowing him to stay with the team until June 2026. After that, negotiations for a new long-term contract with Son can begin.”

Football London, on the other hand, has a slightly different outlook. “Tottenham has an option to extend the contract for another year and a half (expired in June 2025) even though the contract period is one year and six months away,” Son said. “I will not repeat the case of letting Harry Kane go this year. Son also wants to stay with Tottenham.”

Kane’s case refers to Tottenham’s failure to renew its contract with Kane, sending Kane to Germany’s prestigious Bayern Munich for a little less than 100 million euros (143 billion won) last summer to collect even a transfer fee, one year before the expiration of its existing contract.

According to the “Football London” report, Tottenham seems to be putting more weight on signing a new contract than exercising the option of extending the contract by one year under the previous contract with Son Heung-min. This is because the exercise of the one-year extension option has little meaning other than postponing homework by a year.

If this happens, Son Heung-min, who entered Tottenham in 2015, will be able to play for the club for more than 10 years. Since the first half of this year, there have been reports that he wants Son Heung-min from Saudi Arabia’s Al Etihad, but Son Heung-min has no intention of going to the Middle East, citing that he is the captain of the South Korean national team.

If he renews the contract, his salary will likely jump. Son, who is currently earning 190,000 pounds a week, is reportedly close to 9.88 million pounds (16.4 billion won). Harry Kane is earning the highest salary since leaving Tottenham, and if he renews the contract, chances are high that his salary will reach 20 billion won as well as 25 billion won.

Son Heung-min appeared on a TV program last summer and expressed his willingness to spend the last days of his career in the K-League. However, it is still difficult to predict what Son’s soccer career will be like, and if the renewal of his contract is completed as the club is certain, he will likely spend nearly his entire life playing for Tottenham.

Meanwhile, it was expected to push for Son Heung-min’s contract extension in earnest when he recently renewed his contract with Sarr, but Tottenham decided to proceed with the renewal negotiations leisurely even though the contract was not long before it expired.

European soccer transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano said in an interview with Give Me Sports, “At this stage, nothing is known in detail about contract negotiations between Tottenham and Son Heung-min. I think it will take some time.”

Regarding the reason why Tottenham delayed the renewal negotiations, he explained, “Tottenham’s focus is on the January transfer market period and new recruitment that can provide Postecoglou with the things he needs.”

“I’m sure Son Heung-min will be happy at Tottenham,” he said, adding, “It’s not a problem to discuss renewal in the coming months and years because neither Tottenham nor Son Heung-min are in a hurry.” This means that Son Heung-min is satisfied with his life at Tottenham, so there is no reason to push ahead with the renewal negotiations in a hurry.

Tottenham is currently in a busy winter transfer market that has pushed back the renewal negotiations of club legend Son Heung-min. First of all, it announced on the 10th that it had hired German striker Timo Werner, who played for RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga, on a six-month lease, and on the 12th it had hired Romanian center back Radu Dragucine, who played for Genoa in Serie A, Italy, for 30 million euros (about 43.3 billion won), including options.

Tottenham, which has strengthened its strikers and defenders, has now turned its attention to recruiting midfielders. According to the Evening Standard, big Premier League clubs including Tottenham, Manchester United, and Liverpool are competing to recruit Hayden Hackney, an English midfielder born in 2002, who is currently playing for Middlesbrough in the English Championship.

Football Insider said Tottenham is talking about Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, whose ransom is up to 50 million pounds (about 83.8 billion won), and predicted that they could recruit Kalvin Phillips, a former English national soccer team member who is having difficulty securing time for Manchester City. Tottenham, which is scrambling to find a midfielder suitable for tactics with the current squad, has postponed the renewal negotiations with Son Heung-min until the summer of 2024.

Tottenham paid 30 million euros (about 42.9 billion won) for Son. Although some expressed concern that he might have invested too much money in an Asian player because he paid a lot of money for the recruit, Son has become one of the most successful recruitments in Tottenham’s history.

During his eight-year career with Tottenham, Son scored 157 goals and 85 assists in 393 games, ranking fifth in the club’s history. The player who has scored the most goals in Tottenham’s history is Harry Kane (280 goals in 435 games), his best partner.

As Son grows every season, he has become a club legend beyond Tottenham’s key player. In the 2021/22 season, he became the first Asian player to top the Premier League scoring position by scoring 23 goals in the league, and became a world class striker in name and reality.

Last season, he had a disappointing year due to orbital fractures and a sports hernia, but he scored 10 goals and six assists in the league, achieving double-digit goals for the seventh consecutive year. Except for the 2015-16 season, Tottenham’s debut season, Son has never failed to score in double digits in the league since the 2016-17 season. In the Premier League, which was launched in 1992, only 11 players, including Son, have scored more than 10 goals in seven consecutive seasons.

Son Heung-min, who continued to make history with Tottenham in the Premier League, was even honored to be appointed as the club captain ahead of the 2023-24 season. In Tottenham’s 141-year history, which was founded in 1882, Son is the first non-European player to captain the team.

Son Heung-min, who wore the captain’s armband, showed a completely different appearance when he was freed from the sports hernia that had plagued him throughout the last season. After Kane left Tottenham for Munich last summer, he was able to revive completely as he played the best scorer in the team, moving back and forth between the front line and the side.

In the first three games, he played in the left wing as before. Son, who self-proclaimed a playmaker and focused on making dedicated movements and goalscoring, has been active since early September last year as one-top of the 4-2-3-1 formation by beating out Hisharlisson. He exploded a hat trick in his first game as one-top, and scored nine goals until returning to the left winger in mid-April.

Since then, he has steadily accumulated points. In the match against Newcastle United in round 16, he returned as a left winger, scoring his 10th goal in the league, and displaying his scoring capacity regardless of position. His 10th goal in the match against Newcastle was also the goal of double digits in the league for eight consecutive seasons from the 2016-17 season.

The double-digit score in the league for eight consecutive seasons is a milestone that only seven players have scored in the 31-year history of the Premier League that began in the 1992-93 season. Son, who had only 10 goals in the league in the 2022-23 season, tied the score tally last season in 16 rounds.

Son Heung-min, who scored his 11th goal in the match against Everton in the 18th round, scored his 12th goal in Tottenham’s last match of 2023 against Bournemouth in the 20th round, finishing the first half with 12 goals and five assists. Currently, Son is tying for third in scoring in the Premier League, chasing after Erling Holan (14 goals, Manchester City) and Mohamed Salah (14 goals, Liverpool).

With the team’s complete revival, Tottenham sought to sign a new contract with Son. To extend the contract period for Son, who turned 32 years old from 1992, effectively means that he will sign a life-long contract.

Son Heung-min is one of the most loved players by Tottenham fans, so fans waited for the news of the renewal of his contract with the club legend as soon as possible. Attention is expected to be paid to what kind of contract Tottenham will do for Son Heung-min, who has devoted himself for a long time.