Tottenham’s Son Heung-min in South Korea to fulfil compulsory military service
South Korean media outlet Osen broke the news that Son Heung-min has returned to South Korea from Tottenham in order to fulfil his compulsory South Korean military service, and is expected to spend four weeks in the army for a basic training course.
Son Heung-min joins the South Korean Marine Corps
Son is set to join the Marine Corps known as Jeju Marine Corps, 9th Brigade.
It’s claimed that Son picked the Marine Corps as they are known for their high training intensity. Tottenham confirmed that Son and Steven Bergwijn would be allowed to return home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The club has given permission for both Son Heung-min and Steven Bergwijn to return home to their home countries.
Sonny has flown back to South Korea for personal reasons, while Steven has travelled to the Netherlands ahead of the impending birth of his child.
Son Heung-min’s personal reasons included fulfilling his national army duties and he’s currently in a mandatory two-week isolation before he’s allowed out in his homeland. He is still recovering from a broken arm suffered against Aston Villa.
Osen have a quote from a South Korean military official, who has confirmed Son’s schedule:
Son Heung-min, who is self-quaranting, is planning to enter the training center on April 20.
Of course, the plan may change depending on the situation of the Premier League and Totten