Photo: Mousa Dembele teams up with Jan Vertonghen to spread the Christmas cheer

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

It has nearly been twelve months since Tottenham Hotspur lost the services of Mousa Dembele.

The Belgian swapped North London for the Chinese Super League after making 250 appearances for the club following his £15m switch from Fulham in 2012 (BBC).

With Tottenham having struggled in the middle of midfield at times this season, some fans  have even taken to Twitter to admit they would welcome the return of the 32-year-old.

Dembele still holds a special place in the hearts of Spurs fans and even sent a message of support to his former team mates ahead of the Champions League final in June on the club’s official Twitter account.

He has once again shown his class after returning to his native Belgium to help out Jan Vertonghen’s Foundation which involved visiting sick children at the University Hospital in Antwerp.

Dembele was photographed signing autographs for the patients and also had time for a game of table football.

Opinion

If Dembele could have stayed injury-free, he would walk into the Spurs midfield.  As a true Rolls Royce player who can glide past the opposition with ease, he offers a completely different type of style than what Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko and Harry Winks bring to the table.

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