Mousa Dembele

Tottenham have agreed on an £11m ($14m) fee with Chinese outfit Guangzhou R&F for the transfer of Mousa Dembele, subject to international clearance.

The 31-year-old joined Spurs back in 2012 from Fulham and appeared 250 times for the Lilywhites across all competitions, scoring ten goals.

He fell down the pecking order in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad this season though and was restricted to just ten Premier League appearances, behind the likes of Moussa Sissoko, Christian Eriksen, Harry Winks and Eric Dier.

Dembele will now link up with former Barcelona star Paulinho at Guangzhou and he will play under the stewardship of former Ballon d’Or winner Fabio Cannavaro, who leads the team as head coach.

The Belgian playmaker has earned 82 caps at international level over the course of his career and he played a key role for Roberto Martinez’ side during their run to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals.

Spurs will now have to prepare for life without Dembele, heading into a crucial second half of the season for the club.

Pochettino’s men are still contenders for silverware on four fronts, but Harry Kane and Sissoko have been sidelined with injuries which might affect their form in the coming weeks.

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