Son Heung-min says it is “unfair” to talk about his future at Tottenham after the COVID-19 pandemic delayed contract negotiations because the club wants to tie him to a new £ 200,000-a-week deal
- Heung-min’s son says it’s not the right time to talk about extending the deal with the Spurs
- South Korea’s contract expires in 2023, but the Spurs want to offer new terms
- Negotiations have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic
- The son’s partnership with Harry Kane was vital to Jose Mourinho’s side
Heung-min’s son says it’s not the right time to discuss whether to sign a new contract at Tottenham.
The South Korean was one of the stars of the season for the Spurs, who want to tie him to a new contract.
But negotiations have stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and boss Jose Mourinho said it is rude for players to earn big pay increases when much of the world suffers.
Son Heung-min said it was not the right time to discuss Spurs ’new contract
The son (right) has led Jose Mourinho (left) this season alongside Harry Kane
The son, whose current contract runs until 2023, is of the same mindset, but insists he is happy in north London.
“It’s a bit unfair to talk about a new contract at the moment, I’m focused on the games and my team, and that’s the most important thing at the moment,” he said ahead of the Europa League clash with Austrian Wolfsberger.
‘I am happy to be here and working hard as a player and a team. It’s a bit unfair to talk about a new contract. ‘
Reports from last month say the Spurs were “confident” that the son would remain after 2023 and agree to a 25 per cent increase in the weekly salary of £ 150,000 after negotiations resume, meaning the South Korean will conclude a £ 200,000 deal per week.
Discussions have reportedly stalled due to a change in the representative’s son, as well as the ongoing coronavirus crisis and its impact on Spurs’ financial situation.
Son’s form this season has prompted the club to want to tie him up because, in partnership with Harry Kane, he has led Mourinho’s side.
The South Korean is happy for Spurs, but negotiations stalled during the pandemic
At one point they were at the top of the Premier League, but a dramatic drop in form – they have won just three of their last 12 games – has seen them slide down the table and they are now outsiders for the top four.
But Son claims that the mood in the locker room is good and that everyone is staying behind Mourinho.
Asked if the Portuguese had lost his locker room, he said: ‘Rumors are just rumors. Our locker room was fantastic.
‘Obviously it depends on the results. I am very sad if we lose and happy when we win. Like everyone else. The mood dropped when we had a couple of bad results, but the locker room didn’t change.
‘Everyone is happy and laughing and focused on every game. That’s a bad rumor. ‘