Tottenham are believed to be confident Son Heung-min will sign a new deal in the foreseeable future, and expect to finalise the deal once their managerial situation is resolved.
Spurs are expected to announce Antonio Conte as their new manager as talks progress well with the Italian. He has been given assurances over the squad, with Daniel Levy committing to keeping Harry Kane at the club while also offering a substantial transfer budget to tempt him back to the Premier League.
Securing the future of Son, who has been Tottenham's second-most influential player in recent seasons, would be another step in the right direction from Conte's perspective, and the club are currently locked in talks to make that happen.
There are no concerns from a Spurs perspective, though, as Fabrizio Romano claims the club are 'confident' a new deal will be reached sooner rather than later for the South Korean.
If not for the managerial uncertainty, it may have been reached already, but things have been held up by the departure of Jose Mourinho and all the turbulence that came with it. Nonetheless, it seems a contract extension is now imminent.
Son's existing deal runs out in 2023, so there is no immediate urgency, but the club have been hard at work behind the scenes for months to make an agreement happen. Reports as far back as January suggested the club were confident of keeping Son at the club long-term and this update only reinforces that.
Securing Son's future may also play into Levy's hands as he tries desperately to keep Harry Kane from leaving the club. Kane and Son have struck up one of the most prolific partnerships in Premier League history, and in March they set a league record of 14 goal combinations in a single season.
Whether it will be enough to convince Kane to abandon his plans to leave remains to be seen. But he is certainly more likely to remain at the club if he is confident Son is going nowhere.
Son scored 22 goals and assisted a further 17 for Tottenham last season.
Source : 90min