Tottenham Hotspur allows Son Heung-min, Steven Bergwijn to return home

Ross Houston
March 31, 2020

Son Heung-min travel home for personal reasons, while Steven Bergwijn is going back to his child's birth.

Son Heung-min and Steven Bergwijn have been granted special permission to leave Tottenham to join their families in their respective home countries of South Korea and the Netherlands.

Son suffered a broken right forearm during a Premier League match against Aston Villa on February 16 and underwent surgery in Seoul five days later.

Dutch winger Bergwijn, on the other hand, returned to the Netherlands to attend his wife who is expecting the birth of their child. He will, however, take part in Tottenham's remote training programme, which gets underway via video call on Monday.

Son had only been back in England for a few weeks after observing quarantine in this country, having briefly returned to South Korea to undergo an operation on his arm.

"Both players will continue their individual rehabilitation and training programmes during their time away", the club said.

The current Champions League and Europa League campaigns have also been put on hold, with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin admitting that the entire football season could be declared void if leagues are unable to resume by the end of June.

The Premier League has been provisionally suspended until April 30, but that return date is subject to change, with the public still being asked to stay at home by the government to help prevent the spread of the virus. But they have now have given both players permission to to fly home.

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