Tottenham to extend Son Heung-min’s contract, says pundit

Alan Hutton expressed his confidence that Spurs will extend Son's contract when asked about the player's future and the contract clause
Former Spurs right-back Alan Hutton has stated that Tottenham Hotspur is set to activate the one-year extension option on Son Heung-min’s contract.
Former Spurs right-back Alan Hutton has stated that Tottenham Hotspur is set to activate the one-year extension option on Son Heung-min’s contract. / Clive Rose/GettyImages

Tottenham Hotspur is poised to activate the option to extend Son Heung-min’s contract by one year, according to former Spurs right-back Alan Hutton.

Son Heung-min’s current deal with Tottenham runs until 2025, but the club has the option to extend it by an additional year. Despite being linked with a move away from North London, including a rumored big-money offer from Al-Ittihad if they fail to secure Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Son has firmly denied any intention of leaving the Premier League at this stage of his career.

TEAMtalk suggested a couple of weeks ago that Al-Ittihad might target Son if they fail to land Salah, but Son dismissed these rumors, stating his commitment to the Premier League.

Reports from The Athletic over the last few months have indicated that Tottenham plans to activate the extension clause in Son’s contract until 2026 before engaging in discussions for a new long-term deal.

Alan Hutton expressed his confidence in Tottenham’s decision to extend Son’s contract. When asked about Son’s future and the contract clause, Hutton told Football Insider:

"I think the club has put the clause in his contract to safeguard them. They’ll go and take that option up. It’s happening, 100%.

“He’s huge for Spurs. That will provide two more seasons, and if any offers come in for him during that period, Tottenham can secure a transfer fee they believe reflects his value.”

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Tottenham set to extend Son Heung-min’s contract

Hutton emphasized Son’s importance to the team, noting his versatility in both striker and left-wing positions. He added, “We don’t know what Tottenham are going to do with the forward position. We’ve had the rumors linking them with Toney, and I don’t know how true that is. We need options. But Son is the captain, and to let him run down his contract doesn’t make sense for anybody.”

Extending Son’s contract makes strategic sense for Tottenham. By exercising the clause, the club secures his services for an additional year and strengthens their position in negotiations for a longer-term deal. Given Son’s importance to the team and his leadership role, tying him down to a new contract is essential for maintaining stability and competitiveness.

It is expected that Tottenham will not only extend Son’s contract but also negotiate a new three or four-year deal before the start of the new season. This move would ensure that the club retains one of its most valuable and influential players, reinforcing their attacking options and leadership on the field.


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