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Pochettino’s latest comments open the door for Dembele depature in January

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Pochettino’s latest comments open the door for Dembele depature in January

Mousa Dembele might have been expected to leave Tottenham at the end of the season, but Mauricio Pochettino has opened the door for him to leave this month.

Mousa Dembele’s injury problems and physical decline have pushed him closer to the Tottenham exit door in recent months but it has looked as if it would come at the end of the season, owing to their lack of squad depth.

But with the Belgian’s contract expiring at the conclusion of the current campaign, the January transfer window more than likely represents Daniel Levy’s last opportunity to recoup any transfer fee for the former Fulham man.

Speaking ahead of tonight’s FA Cup third round match against Tranmere, Mauricio Pochettino was asked about the future of the midfield powerhouse.

 

He told football.london: “There is still no news. No news, again like Christian Eriksen – a different situation – it is not only in our hands. I don’t know [if he will leave in January], that is going to be a club decision, of course involved with the player and the people that are with him.”

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Tottenham have triggered an extension in Toby Alderweireld’s contract and offered Christian Eriksen a new deal, to follow up extensions signed by Harry Kane and Dele Alli of late.

But no such urgency appears to exist around Dembele, and with Pochettino refusing to rule out the prospect of losing him this month and a shrewd businessman like Levy trying secure as much money for a club moving into a new stadium as possible, the signs are pointing towards a January exit for a player who has been so central to this Tottenham revolution.

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