SON HEUNG-MIN greeted his Tottenham team-mates at the airport in his home country of South Korea – alongside 3,000 adoring fans.
The local hero, who turned 30 on Friday, held up a “Welcome to Seoul” sign in the arrivals area of Incheon Airport, ready to greet the rest of the team.
Son shook hands with chairman Daniel Levy and hugged Antonio Conte and Harry Kane and his other team members as thousands of supporters behind him cheered.
Spurs are over for their first pre-season tour since before the pandemic in Son’s home country.
They play two games: the first against Team K League on Wednesday in Seoul and the second against Sevilla in Suwon three days later.
Conte sent his players straight to work as they drove from the airport to Goyang Stadium in north-west Seoul for a training session.
Spurs’ 28-man Far East squad includes summer signings Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Fraser Forster and Ivan Perisic.
Clement Lenglet’s loan from Barcelona was not completed in time to obtain the correct documents to travel to South Korea while Joe Rodon was out due to illness.
The unwanted quartet Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks, Sergio Reguilon and Gio Lo Celso also stayed behind.
Those four will continue their pre-season training in north London and are available for a transfer – Winks has been heavily linked with a move to Everton.
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Spurs have managed to complete the exit of Steven Bergwijn, who joined Ajax in a £26m deal.
And the club were also hoping to complete his move for Djed Spence ahead of his pre-season tour after agreeing a £15million fee with Middlesbrough.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/5743824/tottenham-south-korea-son-heung-min/ Tottenham arrive in South Korea for the pre-season tour as THREE THOUSAND fans fill the airport to greet hero Son Heung-Min