Date: 8th November 2018 at 3:00pm
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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele has had a mixed time of it at the club this season.

Last season he was a key player for manager Mauricio Pochettino in the middle of the park and he’s featured pretty regularly this year as well, making 15 appearances across all competitions in 2018/19 but the 31-year-old does split fans.

Plenty believe he has lots left to offer and they are quick to praise when they can, others believe the £15million man’s best days are behind him and he’s reasonably regularly panned by those fans on social media.

Talk about his future isn’t new, and he’s also become an easy go-to in the press when it comes to speculating about replacements for him as it makes easy content.

Outlet Het Nieuwsblad have reported recently that the knock he took in the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers will now keep him out of action for the next six weeks as he’s suffered an ankle problem. Definitely not the way he’d have wanted to celebrate his 250th appearance milestone for us.

That time frame takes us pretty nicely into the January window, so given the Dembele undercurrent, reactions to the news I think are largely predictable.

 

One Reply to “Six Week Blow For Spurs Midfielder Brings His Future Back Into Doubt”

  • Mousa is not the first player whose body has slowly fallen apart as damage from injuries accumulates and he won’t be the last. He can’t take the physical side of the premier league any more and if he wants to extend his career he need to move somewhere less physically demanding. It does leave us with a real problem in that area of the pitch. Not only do we have question marks over Dembele’s fitness but also Wanyama’s . I suppose it depends on Sissoko’s performance levels going forward and just how good Skipp really is and when he could make a breakthrough but we are really looking at two recruits, someone to cover the defence as an alternative to Dier and someone to provide the creative spark like Winks. For me its up there with sorting out proper cover for Kane. The rest of the squad is actually in much better shape.

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