There was a point when it appeared Tottenham Hotspur might have both the Belgian maestro Mousa Dembele and French hotshot Moussa Dembele at White Hart Lane together.
Spurs fought hard to sign the talented French striker from Fulham in the winter of 2016. The Guardian reported that a deal was done for the player.
His contract expiring in the summer, the Lilywhites had agreed a £6 million fee with the Cottagers and Dembele was on his way. That was, until the club insisted he would not be loaned back to Craven Cottage for the rest of the season.
Despite agreeing personal terms and passing a medical, Fulham pulled the plug.
But whilst the Belgian midfielder could be leaving Spurs this summer, do they have a chance to maintain a namesake in North London?
It appears as though Dembele’s days at his currrent club Celtic could be numbered.
Despite scoring 32 goals in his debut season in Scotland last season saw Dembele battle a hamstring problem and he found the net just 16 times. That is, of course, still a good tally, but considering his excellent debut campaign is perhaps slightly underwhelming.
Now it seems he could leave, with Borussia Dortmund reportedly keen. Celtic have just spent big to sign his countryman Odsonne Edouard from PSG and with Leigh Griffiths also present the Scottish side would be right to consider selling him at the right price.
Tottenham missed out on a technicality just two-and-half years ago. Since then, Dembele has scored an impressive 48 goals and at just 21 is still a player in the making.
Spurs could finally get their man this summer and should surely be in the race for Dembele’s signature.