David Wright from The Express brings reports that Aston Villa and Newcastle United are eyeing up a move for Belgian midfielder Mousa Dembele after he expressed a need for regular football in this World Cup season.
The Belgian international has recently fallen out of favour in Andre Villas-Boas’ side, starting just two of the last five matches and was substituted at half time in their last outing against Newcastle.
Now Wright suggests that a number of Premier League teams are planning to take advantage of his situation at White Hart Lane with Newcastle and Aston Villa reportedly leading the chasing pack.
The latest speculation comes after Dembele admitted in a Belgian newspaper that he wanted to start more games in a pivotal season for the player.
He said: “I can not be satisfied with it, of course, I just want to play as many games.
“The coach explained that he makes a tactical choice, he wants more defensive players in midfield.”
Dembele made the switch to Spurs in August 2012 from Fulham for £15 million and is highly regarded by Tottenham supporters in the bar who are disheartened by the latest speculation.
The 26-year-old is eager to play a major part at Spurs but given the fierce competition for places at his club and at national level, he knows that a January transfer away could be the only solution.
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