Photo: Tottenham Star Heung-Min Son In South Korea Military Training

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Tottenham star Heung-min Son has arrived at marines boot camp for the start of his three-week military basic training.

Son landed on Jeju on Monday and will stay on the island until the middle of May.

The 27-year-old got a special exemption from South Korea's mandatory 21-month military service after captaining his country to a gold medal in the Asian Games in 2018, but is still required to complete a shortened month-long assignment.

Son was originally scheduled to complete the service during the summer, but Spurs sanctioned earlier dates with elite football across the glove on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The South Korean forward has been deployed to the marines, which means a shorter service period of just three weeks rather than the usual month.

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Tottenham expect Son back in England before the end of May, though the return of Premier League action remains up in the air with the season on pause indefinitely for the time being.

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