Dembele not ready to discuss new deal

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    According to ESPN Mousa Demebele has said he has not spoken with the club about a new contract and will not consider signing one until after the World Cup.

    Dembele is out of contract in June 2019, and he told Belgian daily paper La Derniere Heure that while he is happy at the club, finishing the season and preparing to represent Belgium in Russia this summer remain his priorities.

    “We have not really talked about an extension of my contract,”: Dembele said. “At the beginning of the season, I said I had physical problems, I want to see at the end of the season how I feel. That’s what the club and I decided by mutual agreement.

    Mousa added: “If we talk about a new contract in the middle of the season, it will cost energy. Imagine how a player can feel unappreciated after a disappointing proposal. It can disrupt his game.”

    Dembele has made 34 appearances in all competitions with 23 starts this season all despite foot, hip and ankle injuries and the article adds how Daniel Levy told the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust that the club would not sell any players who manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to keep.

    Dembele recognises by not signing up to a new deal it has set him up for transfer speculation — but he said he isn’t looking to force a move.”At this moment, I am very happy at Tottenham,” Dembele said. “I do not lie when I say that I do not think about a big transfer. I want to play a World Cup and afterwards we will see.

    He added: Really, I’m not aware of the interest of other clubs. And, besides, I told my agent to wait for the summer to tell me about any offers. For now, I’m only focussing on Tottenham. Maybe this is my last season or maybe I’ll sign a new deal. We’ll see.”

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