The Reason Why Son Heung Min Refused to Sign Fan’s Retro Jersey

Son Heung Min politely declines a fan's request to sign a retro jersey, fearing he might ruin it.

Tottenham Hotspur’s star Son Heung Min refuses to sign a fan’s retro jersey in a video recently posted on social media. But there was a very reasonable reason behind it.

Son Heung Min is one of the most famous soccer players not only in Korea but also in Asia, the Premier League (PL), and worldwide. He topped the Star Brand Reputation Index in December last year, ranking No.1 ahead of BTS.

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On August 28, 2015, Son Heung Min left Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga and put on a Tottenham uniform. At that time, Tottenham paid a transfer fee of 30 million euros to acquire Son Heung Min. This was the highest transfer fee in Asia at the time. Son Heung Min signed a five-year contract and received the number 7.

Son Heung Min has become one of the globally famous wingers beyond the PL. In the 2021-22 season, he scored 23 goals in the PL, winning the Golden Boot, and surpassed the 100-goal mark in the PL with a goal against Brighton in April last year.

He received the captain’s armband ahead of the 2023-24 season. Also, Son Heung Min was reborn under the management of head coach Ange Postecoglou. 

Son Heung Min had mostly played as a left winger in his career before evolving into a frontline striker in the ‘Angeball’ system. He succeeded in scoring in double digits for the 8th consecutive season by scoring 12 goals and providing 6 assists this season. 

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Son Heung Min is now on the verge of reaching the milestone of 400 appearances for Tottenham, having played 395 games for the club.

There are many words to describe Son Heung Min, and among them, his fan service is also world-class. Son Heung Min directly handed out soccer shoes, training suits, and other items to fans after an open training session held in Busan last June.

However, in a recently released video, Son Heung Min declined a fan’s request. When Son Heung Min politely declined the fan’s autograph, there must have been a reason behind it. 

Son Heung Min was worried that signing the retro jersey might ruin it. His hands were sweaty. This undoubtedly means that he signed other memorabilia for the fan.

Source: daum

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