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Tottenham’s Son, Bergwijn receive permission to return home during pandemic shutdown

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Just a short update on this Sunday morning — while all of Tottenham Hotspur’s players are at home sheltering in place and working out in their own personal gyms or rec rooms, two of Spurs’ attacking players have received permission to return to their home countries during the shutdown.

Son Heung-Min and Steven Bergwijn have both received permission to return to South Korea and the Netherlands respectively, according to a release on Spurs’ website. Son has returned to Korea for “personal reasons” while Bergwijn has returned to Holland in anticipation of the birth of his child. Both are expecting to continue their health and fitness programs in their new locations.

As far as Sonny goes, “personal reasons” can mean any number of things, but I’m sure he’s happy to be home with family during this highly stressful time. The irony is that in returning to South Korea, Sonny’s probably in a safer place with regards to the coronavirus than he would in London at the moment.

The rumors continue to indicate that the Premier League is aiming for a return to finish the 2019-20 season starting in early June. We won’t know whether that is true or will actually happen for a while.