Tottenham Hotspur’s relatively quiet transfer window is starting to make some noise, though so far it’s only about players headed out of the club. There were certain players we all had to come to terms with leaving this summer and one of them is fan-favorite Mousa Dembele.
Reports at the end of the season out of London suggested that Moose was looking to get that one last big deal before he hits the twilight of his career, but Tottenham are looking to get younger in the midfield and that means parting ways with the Belgian International.
Today we have some concrete evidence that this is more than likely going to happen, but there is still a question as to who will land his services. Four clubs remain interested, all in Serie A, according to Kristof Terreur:
✈️ First stop: Roma— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) June 12, 2018
Second stop: Napoli
Mousa Dembélé’s agents are currently in Italy.
Juventus, Napoli & Inter are all linked with the midfielder, but he’s considering his options. His contract with Spurs is running out in 2019. He doesn’t want to sign a new deal.#thfc pic.twitter.com/lCQT47AaTI
Roma, Napoli, Inter Milan and Juventus appear to all have their sights set on Dembele, who turns 31 years old in July. It should come as no shock to anyone that these are the clubs who have his attention, given that they all qualified for the Champions League next season.
The reported asking price by Daniel Levy is €30m, though Napoli appeared to balk at that price just a week ago and didn’t get higher than €20m. Juventus will probably be willing to pony up the money in a bidding war given their war chest is practically endless.
As much as we all don’t want to see Moose leave, if the club is going to get anything for him, this is the time to do it. His contract expires next summer and he’s now made it pretty clear that the time to move on is now. Whoever wins the bidding war will be getting a hell of a midfielder who probably has one or two good seasons left in him.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on this as one would have to believe his agent would like to wrap it up before the start of the World Cup.