Report: Tottenham’s pre-season plans could change due to Coronavirus threat

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Tottenham’s plans for a pre-season trip to South Korea have been cast into doubt due to the threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak.

The Evening Standard report that the club were planning a visit to Asia for the second consecutive summer, including a possible trip to South Korean capital Seoul.

However, the trip which was scheduled for late July now may be called off after the UK government issued a warning of an ongoing risk of Covid-19 across South Korea, with a growing number of cases in recent days.

The trip would have allowed Spurs to capitalise on the popularity of Heung-min Son in his home country.

The Korean government has advised all citizens to wear face masks and work from home, amid 13 deaths and more than 1,700 confirmed cases. Two provinces located 150 miles from Seoul — have been designated as “special care zones”, and the capital might thus be potentially dangerous for tourists.

Jose Mourinho confirmed a few weeks ago that the club would “need guarantees of safety” in order to proceed with a trip to Asia and it is suggested that the Lilywhites are unlikely to return to the continent this summer (Football.London).

Spurs Web Opinion

A trip to South Korea will be extremely financially lucrative for the club given how popular Son is there and how much Tottenham have grown as a brand in the country in recent years. However, the players’ safety should take precedence and so one can understand why the trip would be cancelled.

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