Mousa or Moussa?: Dembele reveals name change

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Gary Stevens(Spurs) and Gary Stevens (Rangers) Alan Smith(Leeds) and Alan Smith (Arsenal) or Paul Robinson (Spurs) and Paul Robinson (WBA) yes, footballers with the same names, surprisingly has been more common than you might think and even now you have our midfield powerhouse Mousa Dembele not to be confused with the Celtic striker of the same name but one less letter. All confusing right

Well now our own Mousa has revealed he changed his name by dropping an ‘s’ and it was definitely not deliberate.

Speaking to Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblad, Dembele said that it was not intentional on his part.He said: “It is with one s. I used to write it twice, but at some point I had to renew my passport and then they made a mistake.

He added: “Then there was one s and I always left it that way afterwards. So that’s how it became Mousa.”

He was considered a striker then after scoring 10 goals for AZ Alkmaar, so today he really is a very different player and it was when he was at Fulham that ex Spurs manager Martin Jol converted him into a central midfielder, and he earned a move to us.

So when he signed for the club he had become ‘Mousa’, with BBC Sport citing him with one ‘s’ upon his 2012 transfer.

Mousa, Moussa All a bit confusing for us mere mortals. Though I’m sure many Spurs fans wouldn’t be to adverse to having striker Moussa at the club.

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