The last 12 months have been turbulent for Mousa Dembele. During the 2017/18 season, he was one of the key cogs in Mauricio Pochettino’s midfield. However, when summer came around it looked like he’d be leaving. Dembele eventually stayed but now that Het Nieuwsblad have confirmed he’ll be out for six weeks, the Lilywhites feel like his Tottenham career could be over.
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) November 8, 2018
It was Mousa Dembele’s 250th appearance in a Tottenham shirt when he lined up to face Wolves last Saturday but sadly for the midfielder he didn’t last long. The 31-year-old was stretchered off just seven minutes into the clash with an ankle problem and whilst he was able to walk off the pitch himself it didn’t look like it would be a minor layoff. Now, the Tottenham fans are worried over the future of their man.
One of the main reasons why Dembele was touted with an exit over the summer months was because the Belgian didn’t believe he could live up to the physicality of the Premier League anymore. The way that he plays, using his body as a shield for the ball to glide past players, has obviously been taxing down the years and now it looks like the injuries are starting to catch up with him and he could do with winding down his career somewhere with less intensity, although with Spurs’ current injury crisis, this isn’t good news.
You can read The Lilywhites’ verdict on Dembele here:
That’s the end of him at Spurs then.
— YidArmyAndrew (@YidArmyAndrew) November 8, 2018
— L Warner (@LVWarn) November 8, 2018
Another one bites the dust
— Adam Fincham (@_fincham87) 8 November 2018
Get better soon. Moussa
— chris williams (@sidneybean1980) November 8, 2018
Love dembele but this is becoming frequent … time to invest in a replacement ? @SpursOfficial
— CharlieBartram (@Bartram_C) November 8, 2018
predict his last game will be FA Cup third round…
— Spurs Eeyore (@SpursEeyore) November 8, 2018
Jan window can not come soon enough!
— Lewis Manners (@llewi01) November 8, 2018
— Xavi (@SonandXavi) 8 November 2018
The writing appears to be on the wall for Dembele at Tottenham and if he does stay past January it’s hard to see him being a Lilywhites next season.