TOTTENHAM FORWARD SON Heung-min will commence his military service in South Korea during the Premier League suspension, the club has confirmed.
Son is in quarantine in South Korea having returned to his home country at the end of March after football in England was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 27-year-old, who has not played since February after fracturing his arm, will return to Spurs in May.
Son was exempted from the mandatory 21-month military service after leading South Korea to a gold medal at the Asian Games in September 2018, but he was still due to complete a four-week programme ahead of the 2020-21 season.
However, with the Premier League acknowledging it will not resume in early May as previously planned, Son will use the period to undertake his duty.
“Our medical staff are in regular contact as he concludes his recovery after fracturing his arm in our 3-2 win against Aston Villa on 16 February and continues to train,” a Tottenham statement read.