Spurs Player Drops Hint That He Could Leave The Club
The vultures are circling at all times it seems but so far Mauricio Pochettino has managed to keep most of them away. One Spurs player has opened the door to being the next one to picked off by the waiting birds.
For the last three seasons Spurs have been one of the best teams in the Premier League, not even other members of the top six can boast their recent consistency.
In that time they've also played some of the most attractive football in the league and produced some of the best players, some of whom have been widely coveted by the 'big boys.'
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There has been talk of some players wanting to move on, possibly because they want to earn more money, but so far only Kyle Walker has left the club and Pochettino already had a ready made replacement in Kieran Trippier.
This summer the questions will be whether or not they keep hold of Danny Rose and Toby Alderweireld with most of the other players seeming likely to stick around for the opening of the new stadium.
However there is now a spanner in the works. Talking to Belgian newspaper La Derniere Heure has ruled out contract talks until after the World Cup, saying:
"If we talk about a new contract in the middle of the season, it will cost energy. Imagine that a player feels not appreciated after a disappointing proposal, it can disrupt his game.
"At this moment, I am very happy at Tottenham. I do not lie when I say that I do not think about a big transfer. I want to play a World Cup and afterwards we will see.
"Really, I'm not aware of the interest of other clubs. And, besides, I told my agent to wait for the summer to tell me about any offers. For now, I'm only focussing on Tottenham. Maybe this is my last season. Or maybe I'll sign a new deal. We'll see."
Dembele has been a huge hit in the middle of the park for Spurs and is one of their most underrated players due to the nature of the more flashy players in the squad like Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli.
Whilst the former Fulham man does say he's happy where he is at the moment there's also strong hints that he could move on in the summer and there would be plenty of clubs interested.
Could Spurs replace Dembele that easily?