The in-form Tottenham Hotspur forward may be called up for National Service.
The newspaper reports that all Korean men must complete a period of National Service before their 28th birthday - which for Son is July 2020 - although it claims the Tottenham star could be exempted if he can fire his country to glory in either the World Cup or Asian Games later this year, or the 2019 Asian Cup.
This is not the first time the story has surfaced, however, and curiously follows a run of seven goals and an one assist in four games for Son and an injury to Harry Kane.
Some Spurs fans are therefore not buying it, while others are trying to plot their way out of the situation.
Here's what they're saying on Twitter...
Never happening— Daniel broom,COYS! (@Broom31Broom) 14 March 2018
Any chance they could take Rose and Sissoko instead?— SeanAFCTHFC (@kintoredon) 14 March 2018
funny how these stories always appear by media men like martin lipton when son is scoring goals & on form— Stephen Gibbons THFC (@gibbonsstephen1) 14 March 2018
Notice there's a precedent where Ki Sung-Yueng was in the same situation; he was called for military service in May 2016, but only left for 4 weeks. Don't think Heung-Min Son would be that long (2 years), but I'm still not quite clear about this South Korean law.— Hotspur Town (@HotspurTown) 14 March 2018
Isn't this simply oh look Kane is injured lets dig up this tired old story to stick the boot in? Not you @RickSpur I mean the media in general— CurioCT (Mark) (@CurioCT) 14 March 2018
If it comes to pass Levy sort it $$$$— YIDNATION (@YIDNATION) 14 March 2018
Can’t Levy use the extra from the season ticket sales, bung them a few Mill to make this go away? That’s why they put they prices up!— Neil Geoghegan (@noelyg0) 14 March 2018
Lol, they will stop at nothing to try and link our players with a move away! If it’s not Utd or Real it’s bloody conscription!— gavin (@gavinspurs) 14 March 2018
i’ll do the time for him if he wins us the league— Dan Jones (@Dan125Jones) 14 March 2018
Former Tottenham left-back Lee Young-pyo was excused from South Korean National Service after helping his country to fourth at the 2002 World Cup, which they hosted along with Japan.