Tottenham put on ice non-urgent contract talks, including Heung-min Son negotiations, although the long-term financial future of the club remains uncertain.
The pandemic has decimated the profits of Spurs and last month, manager Jose Mourinho indicated that it is difficult for clubs to hold down star players amid continuing turmoil.
Mourinho said Son, who has two and a half years left on his contract, would like to spend the rest of his career at Spurs, but the club is not in a hurry to negotiate with the 28-year-old on a lucrative new deal and expect to conclude talks when their financial situation is better.
Son, who scored his 100th Spurs goal in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Leeds, has made it clear that he would like to remain long-term in north London and any new contract would possibly take him on about £ 200,000 a week in line with the club’s top earners.
Son’s impressive relationship with Harry Kane is on track to break this season’s Premier League records and Spurs are also aware that the time is not right to negotiate an enhanced contract with the captain of England, who still has three-and-a-half years to run, provided their revenue is significantly down on this timeframe last year.