Danny Mills believes there are very few players around the world that could replace Tottenham winger Son Heung-Min.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former England and Leeds United full-back said the 28-year-old “ticks every single box”.
Football Insider revealed that Spurs are set to offer the South Korean international a blockbuster deal that would be worth more than £50million in total.
Son has been offered a five-year contract worth £200,000-a-week plus performance-related bonuses which would put putting his wages on a par with Harry Kane’s.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho said after their Europa League tie on Thursday that the winger deserves a new contract and that he will sign one “sooner or later”.
And Mills has urged the club to act quickly to secure his long-term future.
“He’s brilliant, I absolutely love Son,” Mills told Football Insider. “He’s just outstanding, very rarely does he have a bad game.
“He’s reliable, looks after himself, he’s a lovely guy, he ticks every single box.
“To lose him, who around the world would you replace with him at the moment? I think it’s very, very difficult to do that.
“Not necessarily talking about lifetime deals but I would certainly sign him up quickly and make sure he’s tied down.
“You want to keep players like that and you want them around because what they can offer and pass on to the younger players is exceptional.”
Son has started the season exceptionally, netting nine goals and providing four assists in eight games across all competitions.
Since his move from Bayer Leverkusen five years ago, he has netted 94 times and contributed 51 assists in 234 games for the Lilywhites.