As reported by The Daily Mail, Mousa Dembele is set to leave Tottenham Hotspur this month after an £11 million offer came in from Chinese Super League outfit Beijing Guoan.
The Belgian dynamo has just six months remaining on his current deal and is free to leave at the end of the season.
It is thought that Mauricio Pochettino is ready to sanction his departure, as he now has a number of options in midfield.
Dembele has been recovering from ankle ligament damage for the past couple of months, which has seen the likes of Mousa Sissoko and Harry Winks step up to the plate.
It seems for all the world that the Belgian international will be calling time on his Spurs career, which started back in 2012 following a move from Fulham.
£11 million China exit seems a disappointing end
It looks as though Dembele could well be moving to the Far East, which seems like a bit of a disappointing end for the player.
He may not be the force he once was, but Dembele has been one of the Premier League’s most underrated box-to-box midfielders in recent years.
Very few players have been comparable to Dembele in his prime – the star had a brilliant blend of aggression and technical ability which made him a fearsome midfield for anyone.
It seems a shame for Tottenham that they could only end up with £11 million for a once phenomenal player, who is still only 31 – that said, that would be better than losing him for nothing.
It can be argued that he could still do a job for a top team elsewhere in Europe that plays in a slower-paced league.