28 Jun 2018 14:33:44
Hi Eds, seen some talk of Son from Spurs. Do we hold any Interest in him and would Spurs be willing to sell if we were interested? Thanks very much.

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware.}

1.) 28 Jun 2018
28 Jun 2018 14:39:59
There was talk of him joining before he joined Spurs. If I remember rightly, Ed001 was quite gutted that we didn't get him.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool saw him as an alternative to Vietto at the time.}

2.) 28 Jun 2018
28 Jun 2018 14:48:01
An alternative? What was our recruitment team smoking at the time? Fml.

3.) 28 Jun 2018
28 Jun 2018 14:49:18
I read a story recently saying Son would have to do Military service if South Korea were knocked out early in the world cup. It really does make you wonder how some of these 'journalists' get a job.

4.) 28 Jun 2018
28 Jun 2018 14:55:20
Actually Shents I believe there is something to it, there was a large thread on Reddit about it posted by a South Korean. It was his assertion that professional athletes are only exempt from military service if they either win a medal at the olypmics or win their sports prestigious competition (I think) .

It made for an interesting read, although I don't know how true it is. Perhaps Ed002 could fill us in.

{Ed002's Note - I explained it on the Spurs page a while back, but it is sort of as you say.}

5.) 28 Jun 2018
28 Jun 2018 16:43:25
Thanks for your answer Ed002, Much appreciated as always.

6.) 28 Jun 2018
28 Jun 2018 16:43:27
Here’s the original post and reply from the Spurs page regarding Son:

“14 Mar 2018 17:54:34
Ed if you don't mind just a question regarding son. If South Korea fail to do well in the international tournaments will son be forced to complete his military service or is there another way out of it for him?

{Ed002's Note - There are plenty of examples of deferment or even exemption if sports people are seen to be respectfully representing their countries and make good will trips back which are high profile. Benayoun, Pak Ji-Song, Salah, Sahar, Vidic are all examples. }”

Hope this helps.

7.) 28 Jun 2018
28 Jun 2018 18:05:42
I remember when he was in the H league, and he said c'mon baby dry your eyes I'm only Heung min.

8.) 28 Jun 2018
28 Jun 2018 18:53:27
I knew there was some truth behind it Dan, I just really can't see it ever happening, and for me it's a story out of nothing. Son is arguably SK's star player and to be playing in the top 6 in the most watched league in the world promotes SK. As Ed2 pointed out, there are other players who have dealt with similar situations, though Korea's laws may be different I don't know.

9.) 29 Jun 2018
29 Jun 2018 10:21:47
Im sure I recall one of the Eds suggesting that we should have being going for Son rather than Bobby F sometime back.

10.) 30 Jun 2018
30 Jun 2018 16:52:15
I remember that too Brandt is was bobby we opted for instead so I don’t know why people are having a pop at the scouts. Maybe they don’t realise we can’t sign every player that’s ever shown some good form. 2 years ago nobody could give 2 hoots about son other than a couple of the Ed’s had said he was very good.

{Ed001's Note - you are correct mate, when I was telling people how good he was, everyone was disagreeing with me. I am still gutted we never got him.}