Tottenham will be “over the moon” that Heung-min Son is carrying out his national service duties while the Premier League is suspended, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Spurs and Scotland full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists it is the “perfect” time for the 27-year-old to undertake what is required of all South Korean men.
Tottenham confirmed on Monday that the attacker will perform his mandatory military service in South Korea this month, with a return to London scheduled for the end of May.
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Hutton believes that the suspension of the football season is the ideal time for Son to perform his duties, claiming Spurs will be delighted to get it out of the way.
Hutton told Football Insider: “Perfect timing, I’ve obviously been reading about it and it had to happen at some point.
“I think it’s obviously the wise decision. We know it’s such a bad time with the virus and deaths and everything but if he can kind of get this out of the way at the moment while football’s off, it doesn’t impact his playing career.
“It’s a tick in all the boxes and I’m sure Tottenham will be over the moon with the decision from him to do it at the moment.”
Son has played 32 times and scored 16 times across all competitions this season, although he has been missing due to a broken arm since February.
He is joined by the likes of Harry Kane and Steven Bergwijn on the injury list at Spurs.
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