Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that forward Heung-Min Son will complete his mandatory four-week military service back in his home country of South Korea this month.
Son was given exemption from the extended 21-month military service after he won the gold medal with South Korea in the 2018 Asian Games.
However, he still needs to complete a four-week service and with the Premier League suspended for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19 and it has been agreed now is the best time to undertake it.
Even though the 27-year-old avoided military conscription in 2018, exempt athletes are still required by law to undertake four weeks of national service, or three weeks with the Marine Corps.
In South Korea, all able-bodied men aged between 18 and 35 are required to complete at least 21 months of military service.
Son, who is currently in quarantine in relation to government guidelines around coronavirus, will return to London following the conclusion of his military service in May.
By Ofhani Munyai