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Son Heung-min has been in terrific form for Tottenham Hotspur this season and if the club are to keep hold of the forward, they have a massive decision to make in the summer.

Spurs signed the South Korean back in 2015 from Bayer Leverkusen. He endured a hot and cold first season in England but since August 2016, the forward has been a fantastic player for Spurs, winning them a lot of games and earning a lot of praise for his vital contributions.

However, there comes a barrier in Son’s path to success – the Korean government. According to a report by Asia Times, males from South Korea usually have to join the military service by the time they are 28.

Just when the 25-year-old nippy forward is starting to dazzle at Spurs, he faces the prospect of a 21-month period back home with the K-League’s army team Sangju Sangmu.

“Military service may not be ideal for professional football players and their careers but that is the reality,” Steve Kim, former head of club competitions of the Asian Football Confederation, told Asia Times.

“Everyone knows that it is better for Son if he does not have to do it but there is nothing the Korea FA can do about this. He has to be treated like any other athlete.”

However, there is hope for Son. South Korea co-hosted the 2002 World Cup and reached the semi-finals. The players not only received praise from the nation but also military exemption.

While Son is set to spearhead South Korea’s attack in the World Cup in Russia, a similar result is highly unlikely; however, the real opportunity arrives in August.

The 2018 Asian Games will take place in Jakarta and if the Korean football team can win the tournament, they will be exempted from military service for the government.

Although the tournament is reserved for Under-23 players, each coach will have the privilege to select over-age players and as the country’s best player, there is no doubt Son will be selected by coach Kim Hak-bum.

The problem for us is his availability as the Asian Games will run during Spurs’ domestic season and the North London side will have a massive decision to take later this year.

“I’m going to pick him unless there’s a special situation,” coach Kim added. “Son is the kind of a player who needs to be taken care of. We need to see till the end whether he can actually join our team or not, but I believe there’s not going to be a big problem.

“The selection issue is not only important for the player, but also for the club.”

It is understood that the Korean FA has already started discussing the issue with Spurs and let’s hope our club takes the gamble of allowing Son to play for his country so that he helps his country win gold in Jakarta, eventually facing the possibility of receiving the military exemption.

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Transfer news: Tottenham interested in signing Leeds prodigy for just £10m

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham interested in Leeds United’s winger Jack Clarke

The Sun (h/t Daily Star) reports that Tottenham are interested in signing Leeds United’s Jack Clarke in a deal worth £10m.

The English youngster broke into Marcelo Bielsa’s side last season and played 25 times for them in all competitions.

The 18-year-old winger scored two goals and provided two assists for Leeds but the side missed out on Premier League promotion after their elimination from the playoffs.

Jack Clarke

Jack Clarke

The report claims that Leeds’ inability to return to the top-flight will harm their chances of keeping hold of Clarke.

The English winger is contracted with the Championship side until 2021, however, the report claims that talks over a new deal hit a roadblock.

The report adds that Tottenham will be able to provide Clarke with higher wages but there is interest from other parties.

Tottenham’s rivals are keeping an eye on Clarke

Tottenham’s London rivals Arsenal are also interested in the starlet while Newcastle United are also keeping tabs on the 18-year-old, according to the report.

Clarke could turn out to be a smart signing under Mauricio Pochettino given his great record of dealing with young talent.

The Argentine also has a great relationship with Bielsa and played under the Leeds manager during their time in the national side.

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The English winger is still a little rough around the edges but Pochettino could make a star out of the youngster at Spurs.

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Tottenham make most of Andre Gomes negotiations to ask Barcelona about another star

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham speak to Barcelona about Malcom

Spanish publication Sport (h/t Express) claims that Tottenham have asked Barcelona about Malcom while talking up a deal for Andre Gomes.

Gomes spent the recently ended season with Everton and did a great job in the second half of the campaign under Marco Silva.

Andre Gomes

The Express reports that Tottenham want to sign the Portuguese midfielder and could sell Victor Wanyama in the summer.

Mousa Dembele was sold in the winter window while Gomes would provide some competition and cover for Moussa Sissoko too. The French midfielder has thrived this season and has helped us reach the Champions League final.

Malcom has struggled for games at Barcelona, but the club will not let him leave on the cheap.

Barca still want a major amount for Malcom

The Brazilian was great for Bordeaux a couple of seasons ago but has struggled to get goals at Barcelona.

Malcom

Malcom

The report adds that the Catalans have slapped a £35m tag on the 22-year-old. Malcom has only scored 5 goals all season and is willing to listen to offers to move away from the La Liga side (h/t Express).

Malcom is also being linked with other clubs in England, Italy and Germany but the report claims that Tottenham are in the best position to land the Brazilian.

The Brazilian could be a bit of a risky signing given that he struggled at the Catalan side, however, it is difficult to break into a team that features Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele.

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Spurs haven’t spent in the last two transfer windows but we need to bring fresh faces in ahead of the coming season.

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Tottenham interested in 19-year-old Championship starlet – Scottish giants eyeing a move too

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham interested in 19-year-old Rekeem Harper

The Daily Star reports that Tottenham are interested in West Bromwich Albion’s young midfielder Rekeem Harper.

The 19-year-old played 23 times for the Baggies last season as they missed out on promotion to the Premier League.

Rekeem Harper

Rekeem Harper

The youngster scored once this season and notched up an assist for the Baggies. The central midfielder has also caught the eye of newly promoted side Norwich City, according to the report.

However, Scottish giants Celtic seem to be doing a lot to get the youngster across the border.

Hoops invite star to watch them in action

Celtic won another Premiership title this season despite losing Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City in the middle of the campaign.

The report claims that the Hoops are interested in Harper and he was was in the stands to watch Celtic defeat Hearts at the weekend.

Tottenham could do with more steel in the midfield, however, Harper can improve further under the right manager.

It is to be seen if the player is ready for a move to the Premier League and Spurs did not make a single signing over two transfer windows.

That still didn’t stop us from reaching the Champions League final and finishing in the top four.

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Spurs face Liverpool in the final on 1st June, and it will be interesting to see who we sign in the summer window.

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Mauricio Pochettino sees this Premier League star as replacement for Toby Alderweireld

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Spurs transfer news: Mauricio Pochettino eyes Eric Bailly as Toby Alderweireld replacement

The Daily Star reports that Tottenham are interested in Manchester United defender Eric Bailly and will battle Arsenal for the Ivorian’s services.

The report adds that the 25-year-old centre-back has been told that he can leave Old Trafford after a difficult campaign.

Eric Bailly

Bailly only played 12 Premier League games this season and has had his injury problems. The defender also had problems with Jose Mourinho, and the Red Devils replaced the Portuguese manager with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer midway through the season.

One defender to replace another at Spurs?

The Daily Star adds that Mauricio Pochettino sees Bailly as the “ideal” replacement for Belgian star Toby Alderweireld.

The former Ajax defender has a £25m release clause in his contract, and the report adds that Alderweireld is expected to leave in the summer. Manchester United are interested in the Belgian centre-back and could use Bailly in a deal, according to the report.

Alderweireld is still one of the best defenders in the world and replacing him with Bailly might not be seen as an upgrade.

The Ivorian wasn’t in great form this season but most of the United players have been poor under Mourinho and Solskjaer.

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Pochettino has worked wonders with some players during his tenure at Tottenham, and it will be interesting to see who we sign in the summer transfer window.

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