Son Heung-min could be forced to self isolate when he returns to London from Seoul.
The Tottenham forward went back to South Korea to have an operation on his recent broken arm having used the same surgeon three years prior.
That decision could now turn out to be a set back on his return from injury, with his home country recently added to the list of at risk places put together by the Department of Health and Social Care.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said: "We're taking a belt and braces approach to protect the public and to try to stop the spread of this virus.
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“And at the same time we're doing the preparations we need in case it becomes a global pandemic.”
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho told the press on Friday that his player will need to follow those guidelines on his return, but refused to speculate over the entire plan.
Mourinho said: “I think the normal advice comes from the authorities, comes from the government.
“I’m not going to make any comment, I'm nobody, I'm no specialist.
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“I just get the legal advice and what my club gets from authorities, and of course we follow everything.
“That's why I'm saying that Sonny when he's back from Seoul we will have to follow the protocols and we are not going to have him immediately here.
“Where he will be? I don't know how to be specific with that, I just know we have to follow some safety protocols.”
That news follows the club decision to ask any training ground visitors whether they had traveled to specific list of Asian countries in the build up to their attendance, including South Korea.
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When asked if Son could play with a cast on his arm when he does return to action, his manager added: “That’s another hope but of course we’re far from it.
“He’s coming back to England very soon. Then of course he’ll have to follow some safety protocols because he flies from Seoul.
“When his recovery starts, we’ll try all the possibilities to have him back for some matches. I cannot imagine when.
“But there’s a good possibility that before the end of the season, we have Harry [Kane] and Sonny playing together.”
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