Tottenham are ready to offer South Korean forward Son Hung-min a lucrative new deal to secure his long-term future at the club.
The 28-year old has been in sparkling form so far this season, scoring eight goals in seven games, including the opener against West Ham on Sunday. And now Jose Mourinho wants to keep him for the long haul.
Son has a double value for Spurs. Not only is he one of their most important players, but he is also a key element of their commercial strategy given his unique status and profile in south-east Asia.
His current deal will enter the final two years next summer, and chairman Daniel Levy has an unwritten rule that players will not be allowed to stay beyond that for fear they will walk away on a free transfer.
He currently earns £150,000 a week, but he is in line for a sharp increase in his wages.
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