Son Heung-min returns to London after completing military training

Son Heung-min returns to London after completing military training

South Korea captain Son Heung-min has travelled back to London ahead of a possible return to training.

The Tottenham Hotspur forward went back to his native to complete a compulsory national service in the Military Corps where he finished among the top five performers.

According to the Independent, the 27-year-old returned to London on Saturday and will not have to self-isolate unless he tests positive for coronavirus, in line with Premier League and Government protocols.

The move means the player is expected to join the rest of his teammates next week for training as Premier League clubs conjure plans to their players ready for league resumption expected in June.

The player had suffered from a broken arm before the Coronavirus break and had been expected to miss a chunk of Spurs game this season but the break gave him the much needed time for his recovery.

The break too gave him a chance to carry out his national service without it impacting on his career; the player having been due to serve 21 months but earned an exemption after being part of his national team which won the Asian Games in 2018.

The outcome meant that he was just expected in the training for three weeks and now he will hope that the much-needed rest gives him the impetus needed to help Spurs turn their season around.

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