Why Sky Sports medical confirmation might ruin Tottenham’s season

Mousa Dembele’s time in England appears to be winding down after Sky Sports reported he is scheduled to undergo medicals in China. 

According to the report, Dembele is expected to travel to Hong Kong to undergo a medical ahead of a move to Chinese Super League club Guangzhou R&F.

It is also being alleged that Spurs had earlier accepted an offer from Chinese Super League side Beijing Sinobo Guoan last week but the Belgian prefers Guangzhou. 

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The deal is being speculated to be worth around £9m. Dembele’s contract with Spurs ends in the summer and the North London side is eager to haltb their six-year association with the ex-Fulham midfielder.

Fortune haven’t smiled on the Belgian this season with varying degree of injuries plaguing his campaign. Dembele has started just seven Premier League matches and haven’t been spotted around the first tean in nearly two months. 

Mauricio Pochettino have already lined up the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Donny van de Beek to succeed him. While Dembele’s medicals in China seems to be good news to some faithful, the club could suffer in the long term. 

Big, powerful, technically gifted, the Belgian is excellent in dribbling and passing. He offers safety in possession as well as incredible vertical threat and rugged security and rarely are those virtues all found within the same player. 

Although he doesn’t score too many goals nor is he famous for beating defenders, the Belgian oozes dynamism in the middle of the park. He has formed an amiable partnership with Eric Dier – with the English anchoring the defensive side while freeing up Dembele to embark on his dangerous runs. 

With almost a dozen years in the Premier League, he is Spurs most experienced campaigner. Losing such player may ultimately hurt the Lilywhites title ambitions.