Danny Mills expects Son Heung-min to sign a new contract with Tottenham Hotspur “very, very soon”.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former Manchester City and England full-back heaped praise on the winger and labelled him “the model pro”.
The South Korea international has been offered a five-year contract worth more than £200,000-a-week, equivalent to over £50m in total.
And Mills has urged the club to wrap up negotiations soon before rival clubs set their sights on Son.
He told Football Insider: “He’s an exceptional player.
“When you go back to that period when Kane was injured and he was carrying Spurs, scoring all the goals.
“It’s not easy at times when he goes away on international duty and he’s had to deal with issues around national service.
“He’s an outstanding player, he’s absolutely magnificent the way that he plays. He’s so consistent he’s one of the first names on the team sheet.
“His energy levels are superb, his fitness levels are absolutely brilliant. He’s a humble guy, he’s the model pro. Everybody wants a Son in your team for what he offers.
“I’m pretty sure his contract will be sorted very soon because if it’s not Tottenham stand to lose an exceptionally talented player.”
Son continued his excellent start to the season by scoring Tottenham’s opening goal in their 2-0 win over Manchester City on Saturday.
He has now scored 11 goals and provided five assists in 14 games across all competitions this term.
In other Tottenham news, Newcastle United have been tipped to sign a Spurs midfielder in January after an Athletic reveal.