Darren Bent has paid credit to chairman Daniel Levy as Heung-min Son closes in on a new big-money contract at Tottenham.
The former Spurs and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has insisted talk of a new deal for the 28-year-old will be “music to the supporters’ ears” after his form this season.
Son has been one of the standout performers in north London this season with nine goals and two assists in his nine Premier League appearances so far.
His current contract is set to expire in 2023 but the Spurs board have agreed to lift him into the bracket of top earners to reward him for his high level of performances.
Bent has insisted the versatile forward is well-deserving of a new big-money deal and that Levy should take some credit for splashing the cash to keep him tied down.
Bent told Football Insider: “He’s been playing very, very well and he deserves it, he’s been one of the very best players this year, though he’s been playing really well for Spurs for a number of years now.
“It is a lot of money but at the same time he’s earned it and obviously, five years now, they know full well if he was to leave now it would take an awful lot of money to get him out of there under that contract.
“You’d have to say fair play to Daniel Levy, also Heung-min Son as well, you can tell that he loves playing there, he’s enjoying it so you’d have to say fair play to him as well.
“It’s definitely one of those things where you’d go it makes a lot of sense on for both parties and for Spurs fans, who absolutely love him, that’s music to their ears because he is one of the fan’s favourites.”