Many Tottenham Hotspur fans, including myself were left disappointed when Mousa Dembele departed the club in January.
The 31-year-old played 250 times for the club over six-and-a-half-year period and decided to swap North London for China (Sky Sports).
The Guardian reported that the Belgian international was aware that his body could no longer cope with the physical demands of the Premier League and wanted to move to a league with a lower intensity.
Dembele could soon be joined in the Chinese Super League by his former Tottenham team-mate Gareth Bale, who is expected to join Jiangsu Suning on a three-year deal (BBC).
The Welshman’s future at Real Madrid appears to be coming to an end after manager Zinedine Zidane admitted that a departure from the Bernabeu would be “best for everyone” (BBC).
Bale is set to earn a bumper pay day by completing his switch to the Far East which is worth around £1m per week to the 30-year-old (Guardian).
Dembele believes that Bale will find the move to be “easy”.
“In China, they really want players who can create something from nothing.
“If you are a stable player who just goes sideways it isn’t really what they want because you can only have three [overseas players] on the pitch.
“Gareth is a player who can beat three people and shoot. For him it will be easy.”
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