According to reports in The Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur are set to reluctantly allow attacker Son Heung-Min to miss the start of the 2018/19 season, and some Spurs fans have been quick to react to the rumour.
The 26-year-old’s failure to win the 2018 World Cup with South Korea means he has still not earned a reprieve from the country’s mandatory 21-month national service laws, but he has an opportunity to do as one of his nation’s overage players at the Asian Games.
The Evening Standard report that Spurs are ready to allow him to take part in order to try and help him miss out on the military service that he needs to undertake before his 28th birthday in just over two years’ time, even though he will miss the start of the new campaign in their brand new stadium.
Some Tottenham supporters, others of whom who are unimpressed by a potential £27m summer deal, have taken to social media to give their thoughts on the story, and while one labelled it as “a good opportunity for Moura”, another said “more good news” thinking South Korea could win it and Son then won’t have to leave Spurs in the future.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Short term loss for long term gain 🤞🏼
— Rachel Martin (@RachelVMartin) July 3, 2018
A good opportunity for Moura ??
— Sean Hanna (@Mark_it_Zero_8) July 3, 2018
Honestly benefits us long term this but could do with a winger while he’s there
— Addicted To Spurs (@addicted_spurs) July 3, 2018
Better that he does this and wins gold at the Asian games rather then missing him for two years
— Matthew Koo (@mattkoo_) July 3, 2018
— Korean Sonics Joe (@SonicsJoe) July 3, 2018
More good news!
— Nick Homewood (@Nickyh_yiddo) July 3, 2018