Date of publication: Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:08
Mousa Dembele was reportedly one of the main reasons for the decision to change life in northern London for a move to the Chinese Super League.
The 31-year-old, who would have been without a contract this summer, has signed a three-year contract for Guangzhou Evergrande For a fee of £ 11 million.
The Belgian came to Spurs for 15 million pounds from Fulham in 2012, made 250 appearances and became a fan favorite during his time at the club.
However, in recent seasons he has suffered countless injuries, and an ankle strike of that term meant that his last appearance for Mauricio Pochettino's men took place on 3 November in the Wolves.
Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur, who has worked extensively on Dembele's career, said the injuries were at the top of his exit decision.
"He is 32 years old [in the summer]He has 6 months on his contract, has filed over 50 (minor) injuries over the last 8 seasons and has already admitted that his body has difficulty coping with the PL's physical demands. Wished a less demanding league, "wrote the Belgian journalist.
Dembele has never quite reached the heights many thought he would do when he switched to Spurs, but Terreur added, "Overrated or just a player you like to see? The eternal discussion.
"Mousa Dembélé was neither a murderer nor a provider. But everyone who has played with him says that he was one of the best - power combined with boasting. They rate him. A baller. "
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