Tottenham star Son Heung-min arrives at a boot camp for military service

Tottenham forward Son-Heung min is set to begin his military training in South Korea this week as he was pictured arriving at a boot camp.

The 27-year-old – who has not played since February 16 after fracturing his arm – is exempt from the normal two years service that other South Korean men must complete after he helped his country win gold at the 2018 Asian Games.

Instead, Son will complete a reduced three-week training course, and he arrived in the southern island of Jeju prepared to get underway.

Son was seen standing with a number of army cadets next to a camouflaged vehicle, and looked to be in intense discussions with one man.

He was wearing a black cap and a protective mask amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, and will join the 9th Brigade of the Marine Corps until May 8.

Spurs confirmed Son would complete his military service in a statement two weeks ago, which read: "The Club can confirm that  Heung-Min Son  will commence his mandatory military service in South Korea this month.

"The forward arrived back in his home country at the end of March where he is currently in quarantine. 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.

"Son will return to London following the conclusion of his military service in May."

Son has had an up-and-down season at Spurs. He scored nine goals and created seven assists in 21 Premier League appearances, before the injury against Villa left him sidelined.


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