Tottenham have given permission to South Korea international Son Heung-Min to take part in this summer’s Olympic Games.
South Korea’s Olympic coach Shin Tae-Young had indicated he will pick the forward as a wild card if he is available.
Son is 23 and players in the Olympic squads have to be under 23 although each nation gets to pick three wild cards who can be any age.
The timing of his release could yet prove to be a problem as South Korea play Fiji on August 4 and he wants to be involved with training in July, but Son is hoping they can come to an agreement.
“My club told me that I can play for the Rio Games, but what’s important is the timing of my release. I want to join the Olympic team quickly and play with team-mates,” Son told the Yonhap News Agency.
“My goal is to help South Korea to win another Olympic medal. I’m also working hard to be called up as soon as possible.”