Spurs' Mourinho says their forward Son wishes to end career at club
December 6, 2022

Spurs’ manager Mourinho says their forward Son wishes to end career at club

LONDON (UK) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho said that their forward Son Heung-min wishes to end his career at the club. However, discussions over an extension of contract have been hindered by the pandemic.

The player was in top form this season, netting 13 goals in 21 matches and his contract with Spurs expires in June 2023.

Son, 28, was named South Korea’s Player of the Year for a record fifth time and the second time in succession on Tuesday.

Replying to a question on Son’s contract, the manager said it was difficult to make progress because of the uncertainties due to the coronavirus crisis.

“How can you sign a new contract with a player? You don’t know what is going to happen next season,” he said.

“You don’t know if you can offer the player a better contract than they have now. It’s a very strange moment. I just trust Sonny and (Spurs chairman) Daniel Levy.

“I know that both want him to stay, if possible, for life, if possible until the end of the career.

“I see Sonny signing a new contract here, but … I don’t press for something to happen now because probably it’s not the right moment.

“I’m not a money man, but I wouldn’t like to be the owner or the CEO of one of these football clubs living with this instability.”

When it comes to goal difference, Spurs lead the Premier League and they are ahead of defending champions Liverpool, who they will lock horns with at Anfield later on Wednesday.

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