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Spurs confirm Son will complete four-week military service in South Korea

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Tottenham have confirmed winger Son Heung-min will complete his mandatory four-week military service in his country, South Korea.

Tottenham winger, Son Heung-min is expected to complete his military service while the Premier League remains suspended due to the ongoing pandemic.

The South Korea international will begin his service later this month after Spurs granted him permission to leave for his country in March.

As per a mandatory rule in South Korea, all able-bodied men below the age of 28 are expected to complete a 21-week military service.

Although, Son was exempted from this on the basis that he captained his side to a gold medal in the 2018 Asian games.

The winger was expected to complete a shortened service this summer, but it has been brought forward after footballing action has been halted all over Europe.

Spurs maintained their medical staff were in contact with Son, who is currently recovering from a fracture to his arm that was set to rule him out for the season.

A statement on Spurs’ official website read:

“The club can confirm that Son Heung-min will commence his mandatory military service in South Korea this month.

“The forward arrived back in his home country at the end of March where he is currently in quarantine. Our medical staff are in regular contact as he concludes his recovery after fracturing his arm in our 3-2 win against Aston Villa on February 16 and continues to train.

“Sonny had surgery on his arm in South Korea before returning to the UK at the end of February to continue his rehabilitation, prior to the initial announcement of the professional game in England being suspended as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The Premier League has since announced that the 2019/20 season will only return when it is ‘safe and appropriate to do so’ and is under constant review.

“Son will return to London following the conclusion of his military service in May.”