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.
Spreading some Christmas cheer at the University Hospital in Antwerp ??
A special thanks to our ambassador @mousadembele for joining us & sharing these precious moments with the children ?? they will never forget! #janvertonghen #janvertonghenfoundation #mousadembele pic.twitter.com/9l6rHT8dee
— Jan Vertonghen Foundation (@JV_Foundation) December 16, 2019
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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