Unconfirmed reports have now emerged claiming that Heung-min Son has returned home to South Korea in order to complete mandatory military service.
Son became eligible for military service exemption when he, along with his South Korean teammates, won the 2018 Asian Games gold medal. Before this, it looked as if Son may have to complete a full two years of service (Guardian).
However, despite this Asian Games win, Naver Sports have now reported that Son will still have to undergo basic training, which should take around four weeks.
The report added that the South Korean was set to complete these four weeks in the summer, but with play suspended in the UK, his plans have changed.
Spurs have apparently given Son permission to do so, however, his current arm injury could still result in him having to complete the training in the summer anyway.
Alasdair Gold from Football London has acknowledged his report on his Twitter account, but did add that the reports were unconfirmed at this stage.
Originally Son would have been required to undertake two years of military service, but as Pochettino gave him permission to play in and win the Asian Games in 2018, he only now requires this basic training which last four weeks.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) April 1, 2020
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