It has been reported that
With just six months left on his contract at Spurs, the 31-year-old is set to join Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan in a transfer believed to be in the region of £11m.
The move makes sense for the player as Dembele was looking to move to a less physical league to help extend a career which has been disrupted by injuries in recent seasons. His
The same report quotes Pochettino's praise of the talented midfielder from 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."
It looks like Mousa Dembele is off to China! 👋— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) January 8, 2019
Every single Tottenham player we have interviewed in Teammates thought he was the best player at the club! Some player 👏 pic.twitter.com/cO6jT63LQc
The Belgian will undoubtedly be missed in the heart of the Spurs midfield, but his injury problems do seem to have finally caught up with him this season.