The Korean star beat 7 other candidates to win the title of the best player in October of the Premier League 2020/21.
On the evening of November 13, the Premier League homepage honored Son Heung-min for the best player award of the month. Son beat 7 opponents in the shortlist including Harry Kane, Che Adams, Conor Coady, Pablo Fornals, Jack Grealish, Thiago Silva, and Kyle Walker.
Son Heung-min had the best start of his years with Tottenham
In October, Son scored in all three matches for Tottenham. The Korean striker scored twice in Tottenham’s 6-1 win over MU. He continued to score and assist against West Ham. Coming to the match against Burnley on October 27, Son’s only goal helped the team win 3 points.
Former Bayern striker Leverkusen won the third Premier League player title for the third time. Before that, Son won this title in September 2016 and April 2017. In the Tottenham squad, Lucas Moura was the last player to win the tournament in August 2018.
From the beginning of the season, Son started eight matches for Tottenham, scoring 8 goals. Striker born in 1992 is leading the scoring list in the Premier League 2020/21. Besides Son, the other three players with eight goals are Mohamed Salah, Jamie Vardy, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
In recent days, British media reported that Tottenham was about to invite Son to sign a new contract. The Korean player’s current contract is valid until the summer of 2022 with a salary of £ 140,000 per week. According to The Guardian, Tottenham is ready to pay Son 200,000 pounds a week to retain this star until the summer of 2025.
The influence of Son Heung-min at Tottenham has grown over the years
The striker born in 1992 is experiencing a sublimation season with “Rooster” when scoring 10 goals and having 5 assists after 13 matches in all competitions. His impressive form helped Tottenham sublimate and rise to second place on the Premier League rankings after 8 rounds.
Tottenham is intending to extend with Son although his contract will not expire until the summer of 2023. If the Korean striker agrees to stick with the London team until 2025 or 2026, he will receive a salary of £ 200,000 / week and join the group of players with the highest compensation in the club.