Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele has been deemed surplus to requirements and will be allowed to leave in January, according to the Daily Mail.
Spurs should offload the Belgian to Fulham and set up a reunion with Dembele’s former club.
After suffering an ankle injury in the fall, Dembele has been missing from action, and the Daily Mail reported he is looking for a “new challenge.”
A return to the club that brought him to England would present exactly that, as the defensive midfielder would slot right into Claudio Ranieri’s side and experience a full-fledged relegation dogfight for the first time.
Fulham’s awful defensive record has been caused largely by a lack of midfield cover in front of the backline, with the defence often left exposed and vulnerable.
The addition of Dembele, one of the league’s best at winning back the ball and surging forward in attack, would revamp the Whites midfield and shore up their leaky rearguard.
The 31-year-old is a fan favourite at Craven Cottage, possesses copious Premier League experience, and would slot in seamlessly in Ranieri’s system — all excellent indicators that Dembele would be a success at Fulham.
Tottenham would do well to sell Mousa Dembele to Fulham in January, gaining compensation for an unwanted player whose contract runs out in the summer.