Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele has become a firm fan favourite since he joined from Fulham in 2012, but could he have just played his last game for them.
Spurs have confirmed that the 31-year-old has sustained ankle ligament damage and after scans it’s seen unlikely that he will be available for action until the New Year.
The Belgium international picked up the injury blow in a Premier League win over Wolverhampton Wanderers and will now be working on getting back to fitness.
But there have been strong reports that the central midfielder could exit in January 2019 and that could even result in supporters never seeing him wear a Spurs shirt again if he did depart in the next window.
According to the Sun, Dembele is top of a list complied by manager Mauricio Pochettino of players he wants to sell in January.
The midfield powerhouse is currently out of contract at the North London club next summer and it seems like his exit could even take place before then.
Spurs are going to have to try manage without him over the next two months, with a lot of pressure falling on the shoulders of Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko and Victor Wanyama.
It’s unclear on if Dembele will depart midway through the season, but in any event it will be a real shame for supporters if they don’t get a proper farewell to him.