Heung-min Son has reportedly reached an agreement with Tottenham Hotspur represent South Korea at the Asia Cup, which begins next month.
Son’s involvement in the tournament would mean that he would miss the start of the new Premier League season. With the tournament kicking off on August 8th and concluding on September 7th, should South Korea make it to the final it would mean he would miss Tottenham’s matches against Newcastle United, Fulham, Manchester United and Watford.
There has been plenty of talk about the fact that under South Korean law, national service must be completed by the age of 28, and at 25 years of age, there is pressure on Son and his team-mates to win gold at the games as it would mean exemptions from military service, but they still have to do undertake weeks of basic training.
Son scored twice during South Korea’s three World Cup matches before bowing out of the tournament in Russia in the group stage and will be looking to bring glory to his country and to the relief of Spurs fans everywhere.
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