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Tottenham's Son to complete military service in South Korea

Tottenham's Son to complete military service in South Korea

ESPN

Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min will complete his mandatory military service in South Korea this month with the Premier League is suspended due to the coronavirus.

Spurs announced on Monday that the 27-year-old will complete his national service after initially receiving exemption as part of the national side that won gold at the 2018 Asian Games.

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They also confirmed he will return to London in May.

A statement added that Son is nearing a full recovery after he underwent surgery for an arm injury that he sustained in the early stages of a 3-2 win over Aston Villa in February, a game in which he scored two goals, including the dramatic last-gasp winner.

Son won gold with South Korea at the Asian Games in 2018, earning him exemption from military service. He participated as an over-age player in the under-23 tournament meaning he avoided a mandatory 21-month military service.

ESPN