Heung-Min Son extends his contract at Tottenham amid Harry Kane’s potential departure

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Heung-Min Son has extended his contract with Tottenham Hotspur until June 2025 amid the speculation that his strike partner at the club, Harry Kane might leave this summer.

Unlike Kane who is a product of the club’s academy, Heung-Min Son joined Tottenham Hotspur from a German Bundesliga side, Bayer Leverkusen for a transfer fee worth £27 million on August 28, 2015.

Since then, the 29-year-old South Korean football star has been one of the most prominent football stars at the club. Heung-Min Son has been able to score 107 goals and provided 68 assists in 280 appearances in all competitions for Spurs.

Though his brilliance on and off the pitch has not been able to help Tottenham Hotspur to win a major title, his effort helped the club to play in the UEFA Champions League final in 2019. Unfortunately for the club, they lost the title to Liverpool.

Unlike the 27-year-old English striker, Kane who wants to leave Tottenham Hotspur in pursuit of an opportunity to win a major title, Heung-Min Son decided to commit his future to the club for another four years.

Heung-Min Son extend his contract at Tottenham amid Harry Kane's potential departure
Heung-Min Son signs four years contract extension with Tottenham Hotspur.

“It was already a big honor to play here for six years, the club has shown me massive, massive respect and obviously I’m very happy to be here,” Son said.

“It’s like home, especially with the fans, the players, the staff. There was no decision. It was easy. I’m so happy to be here and will be so glad to see the fans again soon.”

Based on the new four-year deal Heung-Min Son signed with Tottenham, the South Korean footballer earns £200,000-per-week according to a report by Football Insider.

This means that his salary has been increased by £60,000 since he formerly earned £140,000-per-week based on his previous deal with the club. Also, Heung-Min Son’s new deal with Tottenham has allowed him to earn the same weekly salary as Harry Kane.

However, if the trending report that Harry Kane would leave Tottenham for Manchester City this summer is anything to go by, the England international would earn two times the amount he currently earns at Tottenham.

A British publication, The Sun, reported that Kane could leave Tottenham for Manchester City with a transfer fee worth £160 million. If that happens, he would be paid a whopping £400,000-per-week.

Tottenham Hotspur and England captain Harry Kane.
Tottenham Hotspur and England captain Harry Kane.

But if what the coach of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola said about financial issues at Manchester City is anything to go, Kane would not leave Spurs for City for such an amount.

Recall that the Spanish tactician told Catalan network TV3 earlier in July that Manchester City would not pay an outrageous amount on a striker. Guardiola went on to stress that he has strikers like Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres who can perform for him.

Guardiola said: “All clubs are struggling financially, we are not an exception. We have Gabriel and Ferran who have been incredible in this position. We have young players in the academy and we play many times with a false nine.”

“There is more of a chance we aren’t going to buy a striker for next season. We’ll do whatever we can do in the transfer window and if we can’t, we’ll still have the squad that has won the league three times in four years and reached the Champions League final.”