Tottenham give Son new four-year deal and maintain Kane is not for sale
Tottenham have given a new four‑year contract to Son Heung-min and maintain they have no plans to sell Harry Kane.
Son has signed a deal that is due to extend his stay at Spurs to 10 years. The 29-year-old, who joined from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015, has scored 107 goals in 280 games and formed a lethal partnership with Kane.
“The club have showed me massive, massive respect and obviously I’m very happy to be here,” the South Korea forward said. “It’s like home, especially with the fans, the players, the staff. There was no decision. It was easy.”
Son enjoyed his best goalscoring return last season with 22 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions and set a Premier League record with Kane for the most goal combinations in a single season. They combined 14 times, beating the record set by Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton in 1994‑95, while they are only two behind Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard for the all-time record of 36.
Tottenham’s managing director of football, Fabio Paratici, described it as an important move at the start of a new era under Nuno Espírito Santo. He said of Son: “Everyone can see the real positive impact he has on the club, both on and off the field, and we are delighted that he will play a part in what we are trying to achieve in the coming years.”
Kane is keen to leave to win trophies and Manchester City have made a bid to sign the striker. The Sun has reported Kane is poised for a £160m transfer to City after the Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, agreed he could join another Premier League club, but it is understood Spurs have not changed their stance that the England captain is not for sale. City sources indicated the club would not pay that figure.
Kane, who turns 28 on Wednesday, has three years left on his contract. He is on holiday after England’s Euro 2020 campaign and is due to report for training on 2 August. Spurs begin their Premier League campaign against City on 15 August.