The Spurs fans in the Transfer Tavern are still getting over their side’s loss to Manchester City on the weekend. The club’s 14-game unbeaten run in the league was put to a sharp end when Pep Guardiola’s side won 3-1, and to add insult to injury, just three days later the fans are reading a story in The Mirror linking 30-year-old Belgian ace, Mousa Dembele, away from N17 in the summer.
— Darren Lewis (@MirrorDarren) April 16, 2018
The influential Belgian midfielder has been one of Tottenham’s top performers under the guidance of Pochettino and Spurs fans would have him near the top of the list of players whose contracts they’d like to see renewed. However, Dembele was subject to a number of bids from the far east earlier in the season and could join Fernando Llorente, Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose in leaving N17 this summer.
30-year-old Dembele has a contract with Spurs until summer 2019 and contract talks were opened earlier in the season, although both parties were reportedly happy to put the negotiations on hold until the end of the campaign. Whilst Pochettino won’t want to enter next season without Dembele, the Argentine is keen to cover all bases and the club have lined up two potential replacements for the Belgian in Barcelona’s Andre Gomes and Atalanta’s Bryan Cristante in the event of Dembele making his Spurs bow.
You can read our resident Lilywhites’ verdict on the Dembele rumours here:
If we sell Dembele, I’m gonna stop supporting Spurs. I swear. Rather I don’t support any team.
— Reaz’ – (@D2_Visuals) April 17, 2018
nonsense story..why would they sell their best player?
— Ravi Rehal (@Va_Vai_Va) 16 April 2018
More made up rubbish, media selling Spurs players as always.
— Bazza7676 (@Bazza7676) April 16, 2018
How much mr levy? pic.twitter.com/NeLHD2VFYF
— Josh Wilkes (@joshwilkes7) April 17, 2018
no new contract because the club after Dembele missed a lot of the early part of the season agreed with MD to leave this now until after the WC so he could concentrate on the WC… come on Darren this is lazy… we all know Poch will not let players he wants to keep, leave…
— Marc Trainis (@MarcSpurs) April 16, 2018
— James Pow (@jamespow) 17 April 2018
He would cost any team wanting to buy him approx between 25 and 30 mill. Is he worth that for a maximum of 3 years playing at a high standard and then his value goes to 0.
— Tony Montana (@RomeoLFC) April 17, 2018
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