'If we sell him we riot', 'I vote no' - Tottenham fans react as wiped-out player wants to quit reportedly
By Richard Parks
Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to express their despair at reports that Mousa Dembele is in line to quit the club this summer.
The Independent claim the Spurs midfield kingpin is expected to leave the club at the end of the season, when he will have just 12 months remaining on his contract.
It is said that Dembele, who turns 31 in July, is “interested” in trying a new league and his most likely destination is set to be China.
The Independent report that Dembele is coming to the realisation that the physical demands of playing in the Premier League after eight seasons in English football is too much and “mean that it is time to leave”.
The Belgian is also attracted by the possibility of a lucrative contract in China, where the demands on his body will not be comparable with the English top flight.
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Spurs supporters are in uproar at the possibility of losing the huge popular Dembele, with comments including “if we sell him we riot” and “I vote no”.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
If we sell him we riot…. pic.twitter.com/TS71cqFRDP
— Saul Clarke (@SDLClarke1) April 17, 2018
— Nothingman (@biplavadhikari_) April 17, 2018
There is no replacement for dembele…..
— MousaDembélé (@uygar_ilhan) April 17, 2018
I vote no. Is this where we do that? #COYS
— Brett Zalaski (@bzalaski) April 17, 2018
Well that sucks
— Sonny Daze (@natecancook) April 17, 2018
Worthy replacement for Dembele has not been born yet. Only way to replace him is to allow us to play with 12 or 13 men. Only reason we would sell him is that he has Levy’s family hostage in his hotel basement by the gold coffin.
— Glenriksen (@Glenlived) April 17, 2018
— James Hornsby (@jameshornsbyjh) April 17, 2018
Gutted if he goes COYS
— B Quinlivan (@QuinlivanB) April 17, 2018
What insanity is this?
— Delme (@delme_cupido) April 17, 2018
oh no not good!! lose dembele as well as rose and toby and its looking like a major overhaul in the summer
— Nige Watson (@TNWCleaning) April 17, 2018
In other Tottenham news, it can be revealed that the club have been handed a stunning £52million windfall.