Jose Mourinho believes Son Heung-min will end his career at Tottenham and is therefore unconcerned about delayed contract negotiations.
Son has already spent over five years at Spurs and has been a key player for the majority of that time.
The South Korean star is contracted to Spurs until 2023, meaning there is no rush for the club to tie Son down, though rumours in recent months have suggested a new deal is desired by both parties.
Mourinho is not expecting that to come soon, though, given the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic – not that he is overly concerned.
“No, I don't have any news,” Mourinho said when asked about talks over fresh terms for the winger, who on Tuesday won the South Korean Footballer of the Year award once again.
“You don't know what's going to happen next season, you don't know if you can offer the player a better contract.
“I think it's a very strange moment, I just trust Sonny and Mr. [Daniel] Levy [Tottenham chairman], I know both want to stay, if possible, for life and until the end of careers, so I see Son signing a new contract here, but I don't believe – I don't even ask – for something to happen now because it's not the right moment.”
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