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Tottenham star Son Heung Min pictured during military service in South Korea

Tottenham star Son Heung-min has been pictured undertaking his military service in South Korea.

The photos show Son returning to boot camp after finishing a rifle exercise at a Marine Corps firing range in Seogwipo on Jeju Island, South Korea.

The 27-year-old started a three-week period of military service in his native South Korea last month, amid the coronavirus shutdown in the Premier League.

Son would have been required by law to serve 21 months of service but he earned an exemption by helping his national team win a gold medal at the Asian Games football tournament in 2018. 

The South Korea international is also facing the prospect of missing the Premier League’s return to full training due to a new government plan for people arriving in the UK.

Son, who has undertaken two separate fortnights in quarantine, is likely to have to self-isolate for another 14 days with the authorities tightening up measures for those jetting into the country.

The Spurs forward was instructed to self-isolate in February after returning from arm surgery in his homeland, before being forced to once again complete another spell in quarantine in Seoul last month.

However, due to the new government plan, Son is likely to be told to isolate once again for another 14 days – a third occasion in total since the start of the pandemic. 

Top-flight chiefs have pencilled in a potential date to resume training, which would fall on May 18, and there are hopes that the division may restart on June 8.

Son could miss the first week of training under these proposals. 

The government proposals have also ensured clubs hand their players 48 hours’ notice to return to training, in yet another indication that the division is edging closer to a resumption behind closed doors.  

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