Is Son Heung-min receiving an appropriate weekly wage compared to his performance?
On the 27th (Korean time), Britain’s ‘The Athletic’ revealed who the top players in each of the 20 Premier League (PL) teams are receiving the highest weekly wages.
The number one player at Tottenham was Son Heung-min. The media said, “After Harry Kane left this summer, Tottenham’s captain and leading scorer Son Heung-min became the club’s highest paid player, receiving a weekly salary of 200,000 pounds (about 329 million won) including bonuses. It was the club’s highest transfer fee four years ago. “After joining, Tanguy Ndombele, one of Tottenham’s highest-paid players, went on loan to Galatasaray this season,” he explained.
Tottenham may think it is natural because Son Heung-min, who is paid the most in the team, is performing the best. However, compared to other big clubs, there is no ‘hyeja contract’ like Son Heung-min.
Most of the top weekly wages of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester City, which are called big clubs in the PL, are well over 300,000 pounds (about 493 million won). The player with the lowest salary is Bukayo Saka, who is ranked first in weekly wages at Arsenal, with a weekly salary of 290,000 pounds (approximately 486 million won). Compared to Son Heung-min, there is a huge difference.메이저사이트
It is difficult to say that Tottenham cannot pay a lot of wages because it is a team that is financially weaker than Manchester City, Liverpool, and Manchester United. According to data released by Deloitte in the UK, Tottenham ranks 9th in the soccer team with the highest revenue in the world.
Tottenham’s profit level is significantly different from that of Manchester City in first place, Liverpool in third place, and Manchester United in fourth place. However, there was only a difference in revenue from 8th place Chelsea by about 45 million pounds (about 73.9 billion won). The gap with Arsenal in 10th place was very large, almost 90 million pounds (about 147.8 billion won). This is not a club that has to pay low salaries to its players due to low profits.
Tottenham is currently preparing a new contract with Son Heung-min, so if the contract renewal is concluded, his weekly salary could be significantly increased. When the current contract was announced, Son Heung-min was neither the PL’s top scorer nor the team’s captain.
He is now one of the best superstars in the PL, both in name and reality, and his role at Tottenham has grown to an all-time high. Tottenham is also in a situation where Son Heung-min must be treated better. When Tottenham prepared to renew Harry Kane’s contract, they prepared 400,000 pounds (about 670 million won), the highest level in the PL.