'Son loves it here': Jose Mourinho convinced Son Heung-min will commit his future to Tottenham and sign new contract

Matt Law
·2 min read
Heung-min Son celebrates scoring against Lask - SHUTTERSTOCK
Heung-min Son celebrates scoring against Lask - SHUTTERSTOCK

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he would “love” Son Heung-min to sign a new contract and commit his long-term future to Tottenham Hotspur.

Telegraph Sport this week revealed that chairman Daniel Levy is working to agree an extension to Son’s deal, with Spurs confident an agreement can be reached.

Son’s current contract still has two years to run at the end of this season, but Levy wants to reward the South Korean for his fine form that has seen him score nine goals in his first eight games, the latest of which came as a substitute in the Europa League victory over Lask.

Asked about the possibility of a new contract for Son, head coach Mourinho said: “I would love that. Son has three years (including this season) of contract, so it's not like we are in an extreme situation of everybody being too worried, I think it's more a question of Son loves it here.

“And I believe that he would like to commit his future to the club for more time. It is the club, and everybody in the club, being totally in love for this player and for this boy, and trying also to make him feel part of the furniture. And, of course, it's normal that the club tries to go from three to four or five or six, I don't know, but it's normal.

“But it's a very calm situation because Sonny has three more years of contract. But I wish, he deserves it and the club knows that. And I believe that sooner or later they will, without any pressure, they will arrive into a decision.”

Son is now rated among the best players in the Premier League and asked if the 28 year-old is world class, Mourinho, whose team travel to Burnley on Monday night, added: “It's up to you. He cannot do more than what he does.

“Season after season after season, Sonny is showing how good he is. Of course, the better the team is, the easier it is for the players to emerge. But Sonny, everybody knows what he does.

“What does he need to do now to go to the next step? Nothing. It is up to you (the media) to do that. Or he starts doing s***, socially, and becomes famous, in the big headlines, because of some weird or silly or naive social behaviour.

“But because he's such an incredible kid, also, he is at that level and it is up to you to tell how good he is.”