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Son Heung-min signs new 4-year deal with Tottenham

19:11 July 23, 2021

SEOUL, July 23 (Yonhap) -- Son Heung-min has signed a new four-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur, a deal that will keep the South Korean star in north London through 2025.

Tottenham announced on their website on Friday that Son has agreed to the fresh deal, but didn't disclose financial details. His previous deal was to expire in June 2023.

The 29-year-old has scored 107 goals and collected 64 assists in 280 appearances in all competitions since leaving Bayer Leverkusen for the Spurs in August 2015.

In this Action Images photo via Reuters, Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur smiles during a preseason friendly match against Colchester United at JobServe Community Stadium in Colchester, England, on July 21, 2021. (Yonhap)

The player affectionately known as "Sonny" scored the very first Premier League goal and also the first UEFA Champions League goal at the brand new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in April 2019. He helped Tottenham reach their first Champions League final the same year.

Son is also famous for scoring a breathtaking wonder goal against Burnley in league action in December 2019. He sprinted from just outside his own penalty area to score, earning the FIFA Puskas Award as the best goal of the year and also the Premier League Goal of the Season honor.

Son has been named the Player of the Month in the Premier League three times. He and teammate Harry Kane combined for a league-record 14 goals in the 2020-2021 season.

Son established a new career high with 17 goals in 37 league matches in the 2020-2021 campaign. He also set a personal best with 22 goals in all competitions this past season.

In this Action Images photo via Reuters, Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur plays against Colchester United in a preseason friendly match at JobServe Community Stadium in Colchester, England, on July 21, 2021. (Yonhap)

The South Korean captain had been linked to other European clubs in recent weeks, but Son told the team website that staying put with Tottenham "was easy. There was no decision."

"It was already a big honor to play here for six years, the club have showed me massive, massive respect and obviously I'm very happy to be here," Son was quoted as saying. "It's like home, especially with the fans, the players, the staff."

Son will be playing for new head coach Nuno Espírito Santo.

This photo captured from the Twitter page of Tottenham Hotspur on July 23, 2021, shows South Korean star Son Heung-min signing a new four-year contract with the Premier League club. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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