According to South Korean reporter Jason Lee, via his sources, Tottenham have been dealt a major setback as the club seek to tie down star attacker Son Heung-min with a new deal – with chairman Daniel Levy potentially having to pay more money than expected in lucrative wages.
Son, who has been a mainstay up front alongside attacking ace Harry Kane this season, with the pair currently first in line on Jose Mourinho’s team sheet, is currently at the centre of negotiations surrounding a new contract at the club.
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Son talks take twist
The 28-year-old has long been touted with a new deal to make him one of the highest earners at Tottenham alongside Kane, Tanguy Ndombele and Gareth Bale, as the winger’s current salary falls short of those big names.
Previously, it was thought by the press that Son would agree to a new £200,000-per-week contract, but journalist Lee has revealed that the player’s representatives are demanding more cash in a financial setback to Levy.
Indeed, as per this update, Son’s agents are holding out for around 25 per cent more than what Tottenham are currently willing to pay – resulting in negotiations being delayed.
Transfer Tavern take
Due to continued talks over how to resolve this issue, it remains to be seen when Son’s new contract will be announced, but there is some good news for Lilywhites in light of this development.
The deal is still ‘expected‘ to be completed, but Tottenham have faced a setback as the player holds out for a higher offer.
Coming amid claims that the club made a loss of around £63.9 million for the year ending June 30, Levy will be looking to shave any potential costs wherever possible.
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