Former Premier League forward Kevin Phillips has suggested that Spurs keeping hold of Son Heung-Min is “their best deal” of the summer.

The 29-year-old joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2015 for around £22m from Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen.

Son has been a shining light for Spurs since his move to the Premier League. Alongside Harry Kane, he has been a key component of their attacking lineup for the past six seasons.

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Last season he grabbed 17 goals and ten assists from his 37 Premier League outings.

Earlier this month, Son put-pen-to-paper on a new four-year deal at Spurs. This deal will see him remain with the Londoners until the end of the 2024/25 season, at which point he will be approaching his 33rd birthday.

Phillips has been speaking about Son’s contract extension with Football Insider. He believes that this is a “huge coup” for Tottenham:

“I’m a little bit surprised. If he made it clear he wanted to leave, there would be some massive clubs ready to take him.

“You would have to say credit to the player, he loves it at Tottenham.

“You can see that smile whenever he plays and the fans love him as well. He obviously feels comfortable. Maybe he feels with the new manager he’s excited.

“Nuno has obviously said something to convince him of a new contract. Keeping Son is a huge coup and their best deal of the summer.”

Elsewhere, Paul Robinson has suggested that Cristian Romero would be a “top-class” signing for Tottenham:

“You have to trust Paratici’s knowledge of the Italian market. In that field he is an expert so he will know if a deal is good value or not.

“A lot of people won’t know a lot about Romero. I watched him in the Champions League a couple of times last season and I was impressed. He looks like a top-class player so it will be interesting to see if that one gets over the line.

“Spurs need leaders though. I don’t know if there is a language barrier or whether Romero speaks good English but they need someone who is an organiser back there.”

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