Mousa Dembele seems to be set for a move away from Tottenham but the Belgian did reveal that he will not be moving to a Premier League rival.
The Belgian had a poor season last time around due to injuries and was speaking to Het Laatste Niews (h/t Evening Standard) and said:
“I won’t say that I’m leaving Spurs right now. Or that I’m staying. If I leave, I won’t join another English club. Spurs is my team.”
This might come as a bit of a blow as some fans were hopeful that the 30-year-old would stay. However, with one year left on his deal, it might make sense to move him onto another club and earn a bit of cash for the player.
The Chinese Super League and the MLS seem to be a couple of realistic options for the Belgian midfielder and the pace of the leagues will be much slower for the midfield master.
Twitter certainly had a lot of people reacting and here are some of the best.
Great great player. Will miss him
— David Williams (@davidwilliamsdk) June 21, 2018
I’m in floods right now😢
— Colin Hulyer (@ColinHulyer) June 21, 2018
Love this guy!
— Elizabeth (EC) Fremantle (@LizFremantle) June 21, 2018
Beautiful choice of words.
— Lee (@Leeh4239) June 21, 2018
Oh Mousa Dembele
Oh Mousa Dembele pic.twitter.com/xJZKnvS5zq
— George (@5foot11newt) June 21, 2018
Its getting to real now pic.twitter.com/Cok4zjfpV1
— cjazz (@Cjazz08572142) June 21, 2018
— Matt (@richmatt) June 21, 2018
What a guy. What a gent. If he leaves I will tell a true story about him which sums up how amazing a character
— Mr Spurfect (@MrOKanenas) June 21, 2018
Sad to see him go. Absolute machine of a player
— James McClure (@jamesmcclure27) June 21, 2018
Can’t understand why we would sell him.
— Richard Castle (@Richard24037371) June 21, 2018
— TheGenius (@TheMacBoy_) June 21, 2018
Any chance he come to Inter?
— Chenar A Ghafur (@chenar82) June 21, 2018