The possibility of Son Heung-min of Tottenham in the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL) visiting his hometown of Chuncheon, Gangwon-do in June to meet local residents has been raised.
According to Chuncheon City on the 4th 스포츠토토, the city is coordinating such an event with Son Academy, which is run by Son Heung-min’s father, director Son Woong-jeong. It is a plan to invite Son Heung-min in line with the opening of the Son Heung-min International Youth Friendly Soccer Tournament in June.
From June 8th to 11th of last year, a friendly youth soccer tournament was held at Son Heung-min Sports Park in Dong-myeon, Chuncheon, where players from 6 countries under the age of 12 participated. In addition to Korea, Colombia, Mongolia, Vietnam, Singapore, and Indonesia participated. At that time, Chuncheon City coordinated a plan to invite Son Heung-min in line with the tournament, but it was impossible due to the schedule, so it was replaced with a congratulatory video.
Chuncheon City plans to increase the number of participating teams to 9 for this year’s event and increase the related budget compared to last year. Heung-Min Son’s schedule is also coordinated early to ensure that he is invited without causing damage.
A city official said through News 1, “Through Son Academy, etc., I conveyed the intention that I would like Son Heung-min to come to Chuncheon, and Director Son Woong-jeong received a message that he would cooperate so that Son Heung-min could attend as much as possible.” “We will devise a plan for Son Heung-min to come to Chuncheon as much as possible by coordinating the schedule with Son Academy,” he emphasized.