Why Dembele could stay until at Spurs until the end of February

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele is potentially close to a move to Chinese Super League club Beijing Sinobo Guoan if the rumours in the press that Spurs have accepted a £9m bid (Sky Sports) for the Belgian, are to be believed.

The Tottenham midfielder has been out for over two months after picking up an ankle injury in the away game against Wolves.

While the 31-year-old has been a key player in Tottenham’s title challenges in previous seasons, there is doubt whether the midfielder’s body could continue to cope with the rigors of top-flight English football.

Additionally, the Belgian’s contract with the club runs out at the end of the season, thus making a move to China an attractive to prospect to both the player and the club.

Most Spurs fans will be sad to see the Belgian leave after six and a half years of great service to the club, but the good news is that Tottenham fans might just have a chance to see Dembele in action one final time in order to say a proper goodbye.

Unlike the European transfer window which closes at the end of this month, the window for the Chinese clubs is open until the end of February, which means that Beijing Sinobo Guoan can still sign players after the end of January.

Since transfer sagas involving Spurs both with respect to incomings and outgoings usually drag on for a fair bit of time, it is possible that Dembele could still be at the club next month, even if he is to leave during this transfer window.

Tottenham fans will thus be hoping Dembele becomes fit enough so that he could have one final outing in a Spurs shirt.

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