Tottenham Hotspur have received a boost after Heung-min Son was left out of South Korea’s national squad for the upcoming Olympics, according to KBS World.
It was reported that Son was expected to have been named in the 28-man squad as a wildcard selection, only for head coach Kim Hak-bum to decide against it to protect the player from potential injury.
Spurs have previously had to make do without the 28-year-old on occasions when he received a call up, notably in 2019 when he departed in January to participate in the Asian Cup (Independent).
If Son had been included, he would have been involved in two friendly matches in Seoul next month before heading to Tokyo on July 16th.
Tottenham begin their Premier League campaign on August 15th when they host Premier League champions Manchester City.
Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano revealed earlier this month that the striker is set to sign a new contract in North London, having been in negotiations since December.
If Spurs would have been without Son for pre-season and the start of the new campaign, it would have been a disaster – especially given the speculation surrounding Harry Kane’s future at the club.
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