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Under the radar Heung-min Son renewal the best business of Tottenham Hotspur's summer

Yesterday saw Heung-min Son put in one of his best performances yet for Tottenham Hotspur. The South Korean was in fine form against Everton, as Spurs romped to a 6-2 victory. It was a display that endeared the man even further to the Tottenham fans.

Just imagine if he had made a controversial exit this summer. Liverpool were heavily linked with the player in June. Sport01 in Germany, native to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and where Son forged his European career at Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen, suggested Son might be considering a Tottenham exit.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 23: Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur and Mauricio Pochettino head coach / manager of Tottenham Hotspur at full time during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on December 23, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

They claimed he was considering a move as his Tottenham contract had not been extended beyond 2020. Klopp, who had previously wanted him at Dortmund, was keen on Son replacing Philippe Coutinho. A €70 million (£62.3 million) price-tag was mentioned.

Tottenham fans wrote off the reports and, in the end, they failed to materialise into anything concrete.

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In July, the contract issue was handled, with Son signing a new deal until 2023 and he now looks to be in his prime at Tottenham Hotspur.

Considering Spurs will now be chasing Liverpool int he title race, it could prove key that they did manage to tie him down to a new deal.

It might be the best piece of business Tottenham did in the summer.

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