Tottenham Hotspur owner gives the green light for new Son deal
Tottenham are confident of agreeing on a new deal for star midfielder Son Heung-min, with owner Joe Lewis seemingly giving the green light to do the deal reports Football Insider.
The 83-year-old reportedly nicknamed ‘The Boxer’ has an estimated personal fortune of 4.5 billion pounds according to Forbes, which makes him the 34th richest person in Britain.
Through his investment firm Tavistock he controls ENIC International Ltd, which owns Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and has the final say in all financial matters at the club.
Spurs are understandably keen to reach a contract renewal for the league’s top scorer, who has eight goals from seven Premier League appearances this season.
The Bahamas-based billionaire has given the ‘go ahead’ for a new deal worth 200k pounds per week plus performance related bonuses.
The South Korean international, however, is currently tied down at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium until 2023 after penning a five-year deal in the summer of 2018, but Spurs are keen to hand Son a salary similar to the club’s highest earner Harry Kane given he is an integral part of Jose Mourinho’s set up.
Since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015, Son has scored 95 goals in 240 games, including 10 in all competitions this season and his strike partner Kane has 6 goals and 8 assists this season.
Spurs want to ensure the stunning link-up between the pair continues for years to come who already have 14 goals and 10 assists between them and Daniel Levy doesn’t want to lose to another star player for a cut-price fee like Eriksen did last season.
Tottenham are reportedly making sure they get the deal over the line before the new year, with talks set to be in an advanced stage between the club and the player’s representatives.
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