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29th Jun 2023

Son Heung-min officially becomes a year younger

Callum Boyle

Son Heung-min

A rule changes means that Son is now no longer the age we thought he was

Son Heung-min has officially become a year younger following a change of policy in his homeland of South Korea.

Following a law that was passed in December, but only brought into effect on Wednesday, Korean’s will no longer include the included the gestation period for all babies, meaning that they were all counted from one-years-old at birth.

Additionally, every Korean would then become a year older January 1 – even if they were born in December.

The new change will now follow the traditional international methods of age counting, with babies initially counted as zero before adding one every year.

In the UK, Son has always been counted via the international method so will therefore remain as a 30-year-old but in his homeland he will now be 30 instead of 31.

This won’t affect Tottenham’s registration plans either as clubs only need to provide a date of birth and not an age.

Like many others, the winger is one of the many Premier League stars linked with making a move to Saudi Arabia however the forward insists his future remains in north London.

“I have many things to do in the Premier League,” he explained.

“Money doesn’t matter to me now, and the pride of playing football, to play in my favourite league is important.”

Spurs meanwhile have secured their first two signings of the summer. Guglielmo Vicario was the first signing however it was the marquee addition of James Maddison that caught most people’s eyes as they swooped in for him in a £40m deal from recently-relegated Leicester City.

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