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Heung-Min Son to join for military service if Premier League postpones due to Coronavirus

The Premier League is postponed until at least April 30 because of the pandemic and is likely to be delayed even longer when the English game's stakeholders meet on Friday.

Tottenham confirmed last week that Son, along with teammate and Dutch worldwide Steven Bergwijn, had been allowed to return to their home countries while football remains on hiatus.

Son is now recovering from a broken arm, but will see this as a flawless opportunity to carry out his service without it impacting on his playing career.

After winning a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games, Son was given an exemption from having to carry out the normal 21-month service but he still has to finish the required four weeks. The law has existed in South Koreaince 1957 and requires males between 18 and 35 to undertake compulsory military service.

Son is now recovering from a broken arm, and will see this as a flawless opportunity to carry out his service without impacting his career.

A new rule which arrived in 2018 means that men in South Korea must enlist in the military by the age of 28 and Son turns 28 on July 8.

Tottenham had originally planned for Son to complete his basic military service in the summer.

It has been a turbulent few weeks for Son, who was only back in London for a few weeks having returned to Seoul for surgery on his arm in February.

Upon his return to the United Kingdom, he was forced into two weeks of isolation and was at the club's Hotspur Way training complex for a week before it was closed.

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