9am Tottenham news LIVE: Son returns from coronavirus isolation, Sabitzer transfer wanted, Ndombele given dietician – The Sun
CORONAVIRUS is sweeping across the globe and the Premier League has been postponed as a result.
But Son Heung-min has completed his period of self-isolation and is expected back in training next week.
Follow all the latest build-up, gossip and transfer news below…
BRADY: KO THE SEASON
Karren Brady reckons the Premier League season should be declared null and void, denying Liverpool the title.
She wrote in her SunSport column:
Who knows who would have gone down or come up if the games have not actually been played in full?
A huge blow to Liverpool who might be robbed of their first title in 30 years.
This will be discussed between the PL and the clubs next week at an emergency meeting.
There are, of course, financial implications, wages and transfer debts must be paid and there is lost broadcast revenue, lost matchday income but this pales into insignificance as the health and well-being of everyone must come first.
Further down the EFL, right down to the pyramid, the greater the threat to future existence. But I suspect that by hook or by crook most will survive.
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Jose Mourinho missed a trick by failing to sign Olivier Giroud, according to Paul Robinson.
The ex-White Hart Lane keeper told Football Insider: “Spurs tried to get a number nine in the January window.
“With Harry Kane’s injury, closely followed by Son’s injury and now Bergwijn they have not got anyone who is comfortable playing that position.
“To not get a striker in January has proven very important.
“I think it was a real miss not getting Olivier Giroud in January. He has got game-time [recently] at Chelsea and played a lot better.
“He would suit Mourinho perfectly – occupy the centre-backs and give space for those behind him.”
Sky Sports and BT Sport will NOT be offering refunds to customers despite the lack of live football on offer.
The Premier League announced on Friday that it would be suspending fixtures until at least April 3 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Sports subscriptions cost hundreds of pounds per year, but Sky and BT will not be refunding fans for the time there’s no football on.
Sky Sports managing director Rob Webster said: “A number of sporting events have been postponed, but not cancelled, so we expect to be able to show these when they are rescheduled.
“Therefore, our live schedule is likely to look different for a period of time. As more information becomes available, we will continue to provide updates to all of our customers.”
Tottenham have had two games postponed because of coronavirus.
Tomorrow: Man Utd (H) – PL
Fri Mar 20: West Ham (H) – PL
Premier League chiefs are under increasing pressure to CANCEL the entire season after announcing a three-week shutdown due to coronavirus, reports Martin Lipton.
An emergency meeting of the 20 shareholder clubs will be held next week following the unprecedented decision confirmed by a teleconference at League headquarters in West London.
At least two club bosses want the campaign declared null and void, which would deny Liverpool — managed by Jurgen Klopp — a first title win since 1990.
League chiefs are determined to resume playing when possible and play through to complete the season.
But a growing number of clubs believe that there is little or no prospect of football returning for MONTHS and that there is no alternative but to annul the entire campaign and start from scratch in August.
They will argue that, at this point, nothing substantial in terms of the title, European places or relegation has been decided and that therefore nobody in the Prem would be able to prove they have suffered any loss by the decision.
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