Tottenham face losing Heung Min-Son for two years


Heung Min-Son’s season could not be going any better.

The attacker scored the winner once again as Spurs beat CSKA Moscow 1-0 on Tuesday night, a crucial result after a stuttering start to their Champions League campaign.

That was his fifth goal in five games, having also been key against Middlesbrough at the weekend.

Spurs must be delighted they kept him in the summer amid interest from Wolfsburg, but there is already one potentially major stumbling block in his career.

The Sun report that the South Korean could be forced to take two years out of football to complete his military service.


In Korea, it is mandatory to serve 21 months of national service before the age of 28, with draft dodgers facing prison.

Son is currently 24, but he needs to be granted an exemption soon.

Former Manchester United star Park Ji-Sung, as well as former Spurs left-back Lee Young-Pyo were allowed to miss their service because of their achievements in the game – so that could finally explain Son’s sudden resurgence.

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