New update on Son Heung-min contract extension, reports

Spurs are looking to keep their captain at the club for at least another year.
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Over the past few weeks, multiple sources have reported that Tottenham are looking to extend left-winger Son Heung-min’s contract. 

Today, Football Insider have confirmed that the club are expected to trigger the contract extension clause embedded within his current deal.

The information was revealed during the news outlet’s latest Inside Track podcast episode, where journalist Daniel Bowers issued the update. 

The Korean footballer, now 31, would be out of a contract with the North London club next summer otherwise. However, with the extension, he will be cemented to Ange Postecoglou’s post until summer 2026.

A veteran of the club and English football, Sonny was a crucial asset for the club this past season, both as a goal scorer and a leader.

He led the team in goals and assists and, as captain, helped boost the player and team morale in times of despair and ill confidence.

With one year under his belt, Australian gaffer Ange Postecoglou seems to have big things planned for The Lilywhites during the sequel campaign, and who knows where the club will be able to go from there.

Needless to say, Son certainly impressed in his first season under the new management, tactics, and player personnel; and though he’s not getting any younger, it’s exciting to envision what he might be able to produce in year two or three.

If recent transfer links are true, then it's clear that Spurs are in the market for more attacking options, including a striker. However, if they can't fill the central role, it's possible we could see more of Sonny at the number nine spot.

With any aging player, the chief concern other than player form tends to come down to fitness levels, and thus far Tottenham's number seven has stayed relatively injury free in recent times.

If the extension clause is in fact activated, the Tottenham faithful will surely be supportive and hopeful that Sonny continues to provide all that he's already given the North London club.