Fulham’s Moussa Dembele often flatters to deceive and while he gets rave reviews in some sections of the press, the record throughout his career isn’t great.
However, speaking after the London derby on Sunday, former Spurs boss Martin Jol claimed that the 24 year old Belgian could go on to emulate the feats of a current White Hart Lane favourite.
“In a couple of months he will be like Rafa van der Vaart. Dembele will become one of the best players in the Premier League.” Jol said.
Those comments have inevitably sparked a resurrection of a rumour that briefly appeared in the summer linking Spurs with a move for Dembele, with a figure in the region of £10m being quoted.
In striking terms, Dembele hits the net about once every five games and while there is more to his game than that, it would take a massive leap of faith to invest £10m in the hope that the player will develop into the next VDV.
Does Moussa Dembele have that potential, or is it simply not worth the risk?