LONDON: Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has signed a new four-year contract amid rumours his teammate Harry Kane will be departing the club.
The South Korea international, who joined from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015, will now stay at the north London club until 2025 after earning a bumper pay rise.
He has been a key player for Spurs since his arrival, scoring 107 goals in 280 appearances and forming a lethal partnership with Harry Kane.
The 29-year-old looks set to now see out the majority of his career at the club.
He said: “It was already a big honour to play here for six years, the club have showed me massive, massive respect and obviously I’m very happy to be here.
“It’s like home, especially with the fans, the players, the staff. There was no decision. It was easy. I’m so happy to be here and will be so glad to see the fans again soon.”
Son enjoyed his best goalscoring return last season as he netted 22 times in 51 appearances in all competitions and set a new 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.
Managing director of football Fabio Paratici added: “We are pleased to have agreed a new long-term contract with Heung-Min Son as we move towards the start of a new season and a new chapter for the club with Nuno Espirito Santo.
“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.”
Uncertainty remains over the possibility of Harry Kane leaving Spurs to join champions Manchester City.