Danny Mills has suggested Tottenham winger Heung-Min Son is stalling over a new contract because he has one eye on a potential summer move.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds and England defender warned that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic could stop Spurs from getting “top dollar” for the South Korea captain.
This site revealed back in October Spurs had offered Son a five-year deal on £200,000-a-week wages plus performance-related bonuses.
However, when pressed on his contract situation this week Son told the press it was “unfair” to discuss and he was instead focusing on his football.
Finance expert Kieran Maguire has also told Football Insider that Tottenham will also not meet their April deadline to repay £175m Bank of England loan.
Asked whether that could mean Son leaves north London, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “If Tottenham are struggling because of covid then everybody else is going to be struggling.
“I know the stadium was going to be used for other events and that was going to be a huge source of revenue for them but that will come back. That’s not going to be a massive issue.
“Where does Son go? He’ll have to go to a top club and they’re going to have to pay top dollar and do they have the money?
“If I was Tottenham I’d be trying to tie him down immediately because I think he’s a fantastic player, he’s exceptional. His work rate, his levels of consistency. He seems like the type of person that everybody would want. If I was Tottenham I’d get him signed up sooner rather than later.
“Maybe it’s him that’s being patient. Maybe he’s had a look at it and thought ‘You know what, I’ll get some offers and there’s plenty of time, no rush. I’ll just wait and see what happens.’”