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Tottenham fans on Twitter react to Pochettino’s Dembele comments

Tottenham fans on Twitter react to Pochettino’s Dembele comments

With Mousa Dembele just days away from finalising a move from Tottenham Hotspur to Guangzhou R&F in China, the Lilywhites have been reminded of some quotes on the Belgian from Mauricio Pochettino last February, where the Argentine described him as a genius and put him next to Maradona and Ronaldinho, according to ESPN’s Ben Pearce.

Dembele has been a loyal servant to Tottenham Hotspur since he signed for the club back in summer 2012 from Fulham. The Belgian has shown time and time again what he can do and his ability on the ball is second to none. The Lilywhites will miss seeing him glide past players with grace just as much as they’ll miss his aggression in the tackle, and he will one hell of a player to replace.

Daniel Levy will have a job on his hands trying to find someone who can match what the Belgian does for the club, even if Moussa Sissoko has stepped up to the plate in recent months to make the blow of losing Dembele tougher to take. The chances of Pochettino being able to replace the midfielder in this window are slim though, and the Lilywhites will be looking ahead to summer as the time to bring in a new commander in midfielder.

You can read the Lilywhites’ verdict on Dembele and Pochettino’s old comments on him here:

The Lilywhites would love to cancel the transfer and keep Dembele, but they can understand him wanting one last massive payday and a career wind-down in a less physical league.

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