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Premier League star flies out of England to seal a move to China – Daily Advent Nigeria


Premier League star flies out of England to seal a move to China – Daily Advent Nigeria

Transfer News: Premier League star flies out of England to seal a move to China


Mousa Dembele is nearing his exit from Tottenham Hotspur after flying out of the country to finalise his move to the Chinese Super League. The 31-year-old central midfielder has just six months left on his contract at Spurs and is expected to join Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan in a transfer that could be worth up to £11m. Dembele returned to training a fortnight ago following an ankle injury, but Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino had not restored him to his matchday squads, saying he was not match fit. Moussa Sissoko picked up a groin injury in Sunday’s defeat to Manchester United, leaving Harry Winks as Tottenham’s only currently fit senior central midfielder. However, Sissoko’s injury is not feared to be a serious one while Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama are approaching a return to full training in the next fortnight. Pochettino also has high hopes for 18-year-old academy product Oliver Skipp, who has broken into the first team this season and drawn praise from his team-mates. The Spurs has previously said the teenager can go on to become a great player for the club.

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According to, Tottenham have sanctioned Dembele’s move now in order to prevent losing him for free in the summer. The player himself was looking to move to a less physical league to help prolong a career which has been fragmented by injuries in recent seasons, including a chronic foot problem. The midfielder flew out to Hong Kong from Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3 on Monday morning and posed for the photo below with Tottenham fan Ryan Allen before boarding his flight. Dembele’s move will bring to a close six and a half years at Tottenham and while Pochettino has remain tight-lipped on the Belgian’s future in recent days he has always had plenty of admiration for the Belgian.

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“I always say to him, ‘Mousa, when I write my book, you will be one of my genius players that I have been lucky enough to meet,” the Tottenham manager said last season. “One was Maradona; also Ronaldinho, Okocha and Iván de la Peña – he was a genius, too – and then Mousa. We always tell Mousa that if we had taken him at 18 or 19, he would have become one of the best players in the world.”

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