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Former Manchester United Star Ben Foster Reveals Holiday Spot ‘Heaving With Footballers’

Marcus Chan

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Former Manchester United Star Ben Foster Reveals Holiday Spot ‘Heaving With Footballers’

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Former Manchester United player Ben Foster has named the Greek island of Mykonos as the perfect place to hunt for Premier League players. 

Foster has described the island as ‘heaving with footballers.’

The Premier League season came to a close last weekend and footballers have been seen jetting off around the world for their well deserved break. Title winner from Manchester City, Jack Grealish was seen partying in Ibiza. Whilst Phil Foden, Ruben Dias joined Chelsea star Mason Mount in Monaco as they soaked up the Formula 1 experience. 

Despite that, Foster named Mykonos as the place to be if fans wants to bump into one of their favourite players. 

When asked about where autograph hunters should target, Foster said on the Fozcast: "Mykonos for sure, Mykonos, it is the new big one."

"A lot of people also go to Portugal to be fair, a lot go and get a villa and get somewhere along the golf courses. Mykonos is huge for it though, it is heaving with footballers."

"If you are an autograph hunter, just go to Mykonos at about 8:30pm on any night and just stand in the middle."

Many footballers were pictured in Mykonos after the end of last season, with England players Luke Shaw, Jack Grealish and Mason Mount all spotted in the Greek island after the bitterly disappointing end to England’s Euro campaign. 

Having been a footballer for the last two decades, Foster also shared his tips on how to avoid meeting another footballer and the dreaded autograph hunters whilst he was on holiday with his family or team mates. 

He said: "How easy is it to spot a footballer while on holiday, though? We went to Mykonos a couple of years ago and you know there’s just hundreds of footballers there."

Mykonos harbour at night. Image Credit: Alamy
Mykonos harbour at night. Image Credit: Alamy

"You’re walking down these lovely painted cobble streets and all I am doing is looking over the top of everybody because I am tall, and I am thinking ‘oh god he’s a footballer, kids we’re going this way’. And I am dragging them down dodgy alleys just to divert around them."

For some players, they will have to wait a little longer before they can jet off for their holidays. As upcoming Nations League and World Cup Play-Off matches take centre stage as teams find out their fate ahead of the start of the World Cup in Qatar later on in the year.

Scotland will be hoping to make it through to the play-off final when they take on Ukraine on Wednesday night.

Topics: Ben Foster, Premier League

Marcus Chan
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