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.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 8, 2018
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.
That’s the end of him at Spurs then.
— YidArmyAndrew (@YidArmyAndrew) November 8, 2018
Another one bites the dust ????
— Adam Fincham (@_fincham87) November 8, 2018
Get better soon. Moussa
— chris williams (@sidneybean1980) November 8, 2018
This is his last season anyway so I hope so
— Courts (@harry_courts) November 8, 2018
predict his last game will be FA Cup third round…
— Spurs Eeyore (@SpursEeyore) November 8, 2018
Jan window can not come soon enough!
— Lewis Manners (@llewi01) November 8, 2018
— Xavi (@SonandXavi) November 8, 2018
I love Mousa and there aren’t many players like him, however it looks like his time may be done with Spurs as his injuries are too constant.. hopefully this will be addressed in Jan as there are some very good midfielders out there available at the right price. Sort it Daniel!
— Luke Neville (@lukenev13) November 8, 2018