Change is coming at Tottenham, and we’re not just talking about the opening of their new stadium. Mauricio Pochettino’s men are on the cusp of a wave, and they’re either going to ride it out, or they’re going to plummet into the surf.
A few personnel changes could be on the horizon, and according to the Mirror, midfielder Mousa Dembele could leave the club. The Belgian could be one of several first-team regulars that the club may be willing to sell, and that has come as quite the surprise to our resident Lilywhites.
After all, Dembele has been crucial to Tottenham this season. He’s made 28 league appearances, and he’s put in crucial performances in a number of domestic and continental fixtures, with a standout performance against Juventus, in particular, impressing our residents. Alongside the likes of Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama, he’s been a clear standout player, and he’s been indispensable under Pochettino.
Granted, he’s 31-years-old, and he’s had his fair share of injury problems, but that shouldn’t force Pochettino’s hand. He seems to have gotten past the worst of them, and you can see by how many games he’s played this year that he is more than reliable enough.
Obviously, given his age, Spurs need to find a long-term replacement, but it would make sense to bring in a replacement this summer and slowly bring them into the fold, rather than giving them a baptism of fire and asking them to come in for someone as difficult to replace as Dembele. Learning from him would be invaluable, and so realistically, moving him on makes little sense.
Giving Dembele’s prospective replacement a year alongside the Belgian could be hugely beneficial, both for Spurs and Tottenham, and a sale this summer makes no sense at all. Instead, offering him a new deal should be priority number one.
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