Tottenham give Son permission to play for his country at Olympics

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Heung-Min Son has been cleared to play for his country at the Olympic Games this summer.

Son Heung Min celebrates scoring the first goal for Tottenham Hotspur

Sky Sports News HQ are reporting that Tottenham Hotspur have given permission to Heung-Min Son to represent South Korea at the Olympic games in Brazil this summer.

Son spoke to reporters following his country's 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in Seoul on Sunday, and explained the situation, as reported by Sky Sports.

"I was told that I would definitely be allowed to play in the Olympics," he said. What's important is when. I would love to join my team-mates in the Olympic team. I'm trying to join them as soon as possible."

The 23-year-old was signed for a fee believed to be in the region of £18 million from Bayer Leverkusen last summer, but failed to establish himself in the Spurs starting line-up over the course of this past season.

Son Heung Min celebrates with Toby Alderweireld after scoring the first goal for Tottenham Hotspur

While he must be allowed time to acclimatise to the English game, there is a sense that next season could be a defining one in the South Korean's Tottenham career.

He managed only 13 Premier League starts for the Lilywhites during their 2015/16 campaign, although he did make a further 15 appearances from the bench. His league tally of four goals and one assist hardly highlighted his pedigree, and the Tottenham fans and coaching staff will be expecting much more from him next season.

Son Heung Min celebrates scoring the first goal for Tottenham Hotspur

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