Will Tottenham Hotspur give Son Heung-min the legendary treatment?
Son Heung-min is rumored to be transferring. There was news that Real Madrid wanted him.
Spanish media outlet ‘Pichajes’ first brought up the story and said, “Real is targeting English Premier League (EPL) star Son Heung-min.”
He continued, “Son Heung-min is one of the sensational players in the EPL. He mainly plays on the left flank, but his versatility on the ground has made him one of Real’s most preferred players in the transfer market to strengthen his power,” he added.
In addition, he said, “Real is continuing to evaluate options, and the possibility of signing Son Heung-min in the upcoming transfer window is a topic that will make fans nervous.”
As soon as news emerged that Real was interested in signing Son Heung-min, media outlets around the world began to focus on him.
British media ‘The Hard Tackle’ said, “It would be a great help for Real to recruit a player of Son Heung-min’s level,” and mentioned that it would be the best reinforcement.
He added, “Real will probably remember the transfer fees for Luka Modric and Gareth Bale in the past. Recruiting Son Heung-min will not be cheap. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is a shrewd negotiator. “He even persuaded Bayern Munich to pay the club’s highest transfer fee for Harry Kane, who has one year left on his contract,” he said, predicting that it would not be easy to narrow down the differences in price.
He continued, “Son Heung-min has been faithful to Tottenham, but if conditions allow, he may choose a new challenge. Becoming the first Korean player to wear Real Madrid’s jersey will certainly be a temptation. Moreover, the probability of winning increases,” he added.
British media ‘sportsbrief’ said, “It would be a great help for Real to recruit a player of Son Heung-min’s level. He also mentioned, “He can escape the long pursuit of Kylian Mbappe.”
After making his name known on the world stage through Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga, Son Heung-min joined Tottenham Hotspur through the summer transfer market in 2015. He has since served as a key resource.
Even in a situation where Tottenham’s head coach is being replaced, Son Heung-min’s position has remained strong and he is always active as a central player.
Son Heung-min’s presence continued, and in the 2021/22 season, he scored 23 goals, becoming the first Asian player to become the top scorer in the English Premier League (EPL).
Son Heung-min formed a partnership with his soul partner Kane and earned the title of the duo with the most goals in the EPL.
Son Heung-min has steadily grown at Tottenham, solidifying his position and establishing himself as an untouchable figure.
Son Heung-min was appointed as Tottenham’s captain ahead of this season according to coach Anger Postecoglou’s opinion.
There were many opinions that Son Heung-min’s appointment as captain was somewhat unexpected.
British media ‘Football London’ said, “Son Heung-min usually did not talk much at Tottenham. “This is why many people were surprised by Coach Postekoglou’s appointment as captain,” he said, unable to hide his embarrassment.
British media outlet ‘The Boot Room’ said, “There was a surprising reaction among Tottenham insiders regarding the decision to appoint Son Heung-min as captain. “He has not been part of the team’s leadership group in recent years,” he said, adding, “It was disconcerting to see him enjoying responsibility.”
There was a reaction that Son Heung-min was appointed as Tottenham’s captain as a surprise, but the evaluation was the best.
Son Heung-min is said to have sent a text to vice-captain James Maddison before the opening game, suggesting they gather in a circle in front of the away fans to make them feel part of the team.
Madison also admired, “Son Heung-min talked in front of the fans and really got them moving.”
In particular, he is showing the dignity of a captain by taking the players to greet the visiting fans and expressing gratitude.
British public broadcaster BBC said, “Son Heung-min’s appointment as captain means that he will have to take on a leadership role that he has not had before. “It will be more difficult to unite the team in difficult situations,” he said, highlighting his presence.
Son Heung-min’s performance goes without saying. He is still showing off his health. In particular, it alleviates concerns about the absence of a front-line striker.
In the 4th round EPL match against Burnley this season, Son Heung-min made a sensational chip shot after confirming that the goalkeeper came out and created space after a pass play with Manor Solomon in the 16th minute of the first half when Tottenham conceded a goal and was down 0-1. Scored an equalizer.
Afterwards, Son Heung-min’s show began. After receiving Solomon’s pass in the 19th minute of the second half, Son Heung-min rushed in and scored the team’s fourth goal and his second of the season through a direct shot.
Son Heung-min’s scoring spree did not stop. In the 22nd minute of the second half, he penetrated into the space behind Burnley’s defense and scored again after receiving a pass from Foro. It was the moment when he achieved his first hat trick of the season.
Son Heung-min achieved his fourth career hat trick against Burnley this season, following Southampton (2020/21 season), Aston Villa (2021/22 season), and Leicester City (2022/23 season).
Son Heung-min also shined in the North London derby against Arsenal. He hit Arsenal’s net in the second minute of the first half, but swallowed his disappointment as offside was declared. Afterwards, in the 22nd minute of the first half, an amazing pass was made from the right side and Johnson showed a threatening shot, but the goalkeeper saved the ball and the attack point record was lost.
However, Son Heung-min was extraordinary. In the 42nd minute of the first half, James Madison opened the scoring with a sensuous touch that slightly changed the direction of a pass given after a mixed situation at the gate. This was the 4th EPL goal this season.
The scoring cannon operation did not stop. In the 10th minute of the second half, Madison stole the ball from Jorginho through pressure, broke through, and launched a counterattack. He gave up a pass, but Son Heung-min scored in a 1:1 situation with the goalkeeper. It was the moment when the 5th EPL goal was scored.
Son Heung-min scored 7 goals in the North London derby against Arsenal. This is more than Robin van Persie, Gareth Bale and Thierry Henry, who scored 5 points.
Son Heung-min scored multiple goals in the North London derby against Arsenal, leaving him just one goal away from reaching 200 goals in his European career. He also ranked second in this season’s EPL scoring rankings with five goals, following Erling Haaland.
Son Heung-min also showed off his spirit by scoring 150 goals in total in a Tottenham uniform through multiple goals against Arsenal.
Tottenham recognized the importance of Son Heung-min and there was a move to extend the relationship until June 2025.
Due to Son Heung-min’s performance, Tottenham is reportedly seeking to extend his contract.
British media outlet 90min said, “Tottenham is negotiating an extension with Son Heung-min. “We are looking for a long-term contract,” he said.
He added, “Tottenham has decided to extend Son Heung-min’s contract and expects to sign it before Christmas.”
This is not the first time that Tottenham has raised the possibility of extending Son Heung-min’s contract.
According to Paul O’Keefe, an official familiar with Tottenham’s situation, Tottenham held informal talks with Son Heung-min to pursue a contract extension.
The possibility of Tottenham pursuing an extension to Son Heung-min’s contract is welcomed.
Alesdair Gold, a Tottenham reporter for British media outlet Football London, said, “It would be a shock if Son Heung-min is not offered a new contract. “There is no reason not to do so,” he said, adding that extending the companionship was natural.
Tottenham fan site ‘Spurs Web’ said, “Tottenham usually does not offer long-term contracts to players over 30 years old. However, Son Heung-min is an exception. “It gives me the feeling that he will continue to perform at the highest level for several years,” he said, welcoming the possibility of an extension.
Paul Brown, a reporter for sports media ‘Give Me Sports’, also predicted that Son Heung-min would sign a new contract with Tottenham.
Brown said, “Son Heung-min has become Tottenham’s captain and I think he is happier than anyone else. He is truly taking it to heart. “He commands incredible respect, both within the squad and among the wider fan base,” he said.
He continued, “I don’t think there is any reason for Son Heung-min to leave Tottenham. Tottenham also loves Son Heung-min. He will sign a new contract. “I think he will stay for a while,” he added.
The reason Tottenham wants to keep Son Heung-min is that they do not want to repeat missing a key player called Harry Kane.
British media outlet ‘Telegraph’ stated, “Tottenham will exercise the option to extend Son Heung-min’s contract to avoid repeating the example of parting ways with Kane.”
British media ‘Football London’ also said, “Tottenham learned a lesson from Kane’s transfer. “As a result, Chairman Daniel Levy was backed into a corner,” he said.
Details of Tottenham’s push to extend Son Heung-min’s contract have emerged.
British media ‘Football Insider’ suggested a new possibility, saying, “Tottenham are planning to hold talks on a long-term contract for Son Heung-min in the near future.”
He continued, “The contract extension that Tottenham proposes to Son Heung-min is likely to include a salary increase to reflect his new status. “It will be a huge amount of money,” he said, predicting that he will be treated like a legend with his annual salary.먹튀검증
Son Heung-min extended his contract in 2018 until June 2025. It is reported that he receives a weekly salary of 200,000 pounds (about 380 million won).
Sports media ‘The Athletic’ recently released a list of the highest paid players of major EPL clubs. Son Heung-min is No. 1 at Tottenham, but there is a feeling that he is not treated well.
▲ ‘The Athletic’ reveals the highest paid players of major EPL clubs
-Arsenal: Bukayo Saka (290,000 pounds)
-Brighton Albion: Ansu Fati (128,000 pounds)
-Chelsea: Raheem Sterling (300,000 pounds)
-Everton: Jordan pick Ford (100,000 pounds)
- Liverpool: Mohamed Salah (350,000 pounds)
- Manchester City: Kevin De Bruyne (400,000 pounds)
- Manchester United: Casemiro (375,000 pounds)
- Newcastle United: Bruno Guimaraes (180,000 pounds) Pounds)
-Tottenham Hotspur: Son Heung-min (200,000 pounds)
-West Ham United: Lucas Paqueta (150,000 pounds)
The rumors of Son Heung-min’s transfer to Real have not progressed and are likely to remain mere rumors. However, the attention alone is proof that he is still competitive.
This is why Tottenham should treat Son Heung-min as a legend. Will satisfactory conditions be presented at the contract extension negotiation table, which is expected to be held soon?