Powerful midfielder Mousa Dembele will miss out on tour of Hong Kong due to having to undergo surgery on his foot.
The Belgian has been struggling with a knock for weeks and remained on the bench for the last two Spurs matches, which were both emphatically won by his team-mates. Dembele has only been able to start in one of Tottenham’s last five matches and now the midfielder will be sidelined completely in order to take the time to fully recover, starting with surgery. Subsequently, Dembele has not been selected for the squad making the trip to Hong Kong. Tottenham announced on social media today:
“Mousa Dembele will this week undergo a planned procedure to resolve a persistent problem with his left foot.”
“The Belgium international will be unable to travel to Hong Kong for our fixture against Kitchee SC, as a result, and is expected to return for pre-season.”
Spurs have still named a strong squad for the tour, with key men Kane, Alli, Son, Eriksen and Lloris all included. Walker, despite strong speculation about the full-back’s future at the club, is also included in the squad as well as asked to join three team-mates on a promotional trip to Seoul, South Korea.
Dembele is expected to return to action before the International Champions Cup in July, in which Spurs face Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Roma.
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