Football.London have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur expect all of their new signings to be vaccinated against Covid-19 before they complete the transfer.
Two of Tottenham’s new signings Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma both tested positive for Covid after travelling to South Korea with the squad on the pre-season tour.
As a result, neither player was involved in the club’s two pre-season friendlies against Team K League and Sevilla.
Football.London report that Forster and Bissouma will not fly back to the UK with the rest of the Spurs squad, and will only land in the country on Tuesday morning, with a member of Tottenham’s medical staff remaining behind in Korea to accompany the pair.
The report reveals that this is Bissouma’s second bout of Covid, with the midfielder also having had the virus early in the pandemic, while Forster is said to have tested positive for the first time.
It is explained that with new variants constantly emerging, Spurs and the other clubs in Europe will have to carefully monitor the long-term effects of the virus on their players.
Football.London state that Tottenham are now one of several Premier League clubs that will not sign players who refuse to get vaccinated as the club want to do ‘everything possible’ to mitigate any problems down the line.
Spurs Web Opinion
At this point, I would expect almost all top-flight clubs around Europe to have a similar policy on vaccinations with respect to new signings. Hopefully, Bissouma and Forster are able to recover swiftly and be a part of the pre-season conditioning work over the next couple of weeks.
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