ottenham will make a late decision whether or not to include their quartet of South American internationals for Sunday’s trip to Newcastle, but have been spurred on by confirmation that Argentina’s duo Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero no longer have to put on each other in quarantine.
It had been agreed before the international break that players returning from Red List countries would enter 10 days of custom quarantine, where they would be allowed to train and play competitive games but would not leave for any other reason.
Spurs had arranged for their four South American players – Argentina’s Romero and Lo Celso plus Colombian Davinson Sanchez and Brazilian Emerson Royal – to quarantine at the Lodge at Hotspur Way.
However, with Argentina now removed from the UK government’s travel red list, Lo Celso and Romero no longer need to self-quarantine.
Colombia remain on the red list, however, which means Sanchez and Royal will have to spend another 10 days in isolation at Spurs Lodge after Sunday’s 0-0 draw against Brazil in Barranquilla.
Tottenham face Newcastle in the 4.30pm BST kick-off at St. James’ Park on Sunday, although they face a tight window in which the South American quartet can return from their international duty.
Colombia face Ecuador on Thursday evening UK time, while Argentina face Peru in the early hours of Friday morning.
Spurs plan to return the four players by private jet immediately after their games and will make a call on whether they are able to face Newcastle once they return to the country.