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Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min

Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min

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Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min is hoping to complete his mandatory four-weeks' national service following his return to South Korea.

The 27-year-old travelled to his homeland last week following football's shutdown. Son, currently in a two-week quarantine after flying in from London last weekend.

His service period should have been 21 months, but he earned an exemption in 2018 when he was part of the South Korea team that won the Asian Games, with Spurs allowing him to leave midway through the 2018-'19 campaign.

Son is currently recovering from a broken arm, but will see this as a perfect opportunity to carry out his service without it impacting on his playing career.

He hopes to start on April 20 and is reported to be serving in the Military Corps.

It has been a turbulent few weeks for Son, who was only back in London for a few weeks having returned to Seoul for surgery on his broken arm in February.

Upon his return to the UK, he was forced into two weeks of isolation and had only been back at the club's Hotspur Way training complex for a week or so.