Three ideal destinations for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele
According to Sky Sports, Tottenham Hotspur will listen to offers for Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele before the end of the transfer window.
As far as Dembele is concerned, he is a central midfielder whose contract at Tottenham expires next summer.
If the Belgian stays put at Tottenham this season, he will become a free agent next year but the club should avoid losing him for free.
While Dembele is still a firm fan favourite at White Hart Lane, he has shown signs of slowing down and featured in just 28 Premier League games last season.
Now that Spurs are ready to cash in on Dembele, here are three ideal destinations for him.
Dembele has been one of Tottenham’s standout players over the past few seasons, helping Mauricio Pochettino’s side notch up three consecutive top-three Premier League finishes.
Despite being 31 years of age, the Belgian can still produce top-quality football and Inter Milan must make a move for him.
The Serie A is less physical and quite tactical when compared to the Premier League, meaning Dembele would thrive under Luciano Spalletti. Signing him would allow Inter to strengthen their midfield with Dembele and his Belgian compatriot Radja Nainggolan, who was signed from AS Roma this summer.
Fiorentina could do well next season with a player of Dembele’s quality. The Viola have just lost midfield ace Milan Badelj to Lazio and signing Dembele as a replacement would be ideal.
Despite Dembele’s massive frame, the Belgian possesses balance and guile and he has been a formidable force for Spurs. He is a midfield powerhouse and can become important to Fiorentina’s gameplay under Stefano Pioli. His drive and energy will certainly boost the Italian club’s performances from the deep-lying midfield role.
The Belgium international still has plenty of years left ahead of him and Fiorentina must fill the void left by Badelj. However, in today’s market, Dembele won’t come cheap.
Can Burnley spring a surprise by making an audacious offer for Tottenham’s Dembele? They certainly can as the Clarets have been quiet in the summer transfer window so far.
A move for Dembele would make sense even though the 31-year-old has struggled lately with injuries. Dembele is a midfield beast and he possesses exceptional technique. In addition, he is also supremely cool and composed when in possession of the ball.
The 31-year-old’s experience of playing at the highest level with Spurs for a sustained period of time would surely prove to be invaluable to Burnley, who are currently competing in the Europa League.