Report reveals why Son may miss return to training even if military service is complete

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Son Heung-min is facing a third spell of quarantine and could be set to miss Tottenham’s resumption to full training due to the UK Government’s rules regarding people arriving into the country from abroad.

The Times reported today that a tentative date has been agreed upon by clubs on when the league can resume. Plans have drawn up a plan called ‘Project Restart’ which could see matches played behind closed doors as soon as June 8.

Clubs will reportedly be allowed to begin training three weeks before the restart date to give their players a mini pre-season.

However, the Evening Standard reports that Son, who is now completing his three-week mandatory military service in South Korea, might not be allowed to join in with his Spurs teammates when he returns to London.

The forward is due to complete his national service on May 10 before flying back to the UK but, under the Government’s plans, he will be required to quarantine himself for 14 days upon returning to the country.

The 27-year-old was forced to self-isolate in London in February after returning from arm surgery in South Korea, before enduring another spell of quarantine in Seoul last month.

So, if he is asked to spend another fourteen days in quarantine, the Spurs forward will have spent six weeks in isolation since the start of the pandemic.

Spurs Web Opinion

While I understand that the rules are the same for everybody, surely Son can just be tested on his return to the UK rather than being asked to quarantine himself for fourteen days. The players will have to be tested regularly anyway if training is to resume and so it wouldn’t make any sense for the South Korean to be forced to quarantine himself again and miss training.

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