With so many new arrivals in the Tottenham midfield somebody was going to get dis-chuffed sooner or later and according to the press, the man with the biggest issue is currently Mousa Dembele. Battling for a place alongside Sandro, Etienne Capoue and Paulinho, the Belgian is no longer a guaranteed starter and if anyone is going to leave in January, the press are certain it’s Dembele.
According to reports, head coach Andre Villas-Boas prefers the Brazilian combo of Paulinho and Sandro leaving Mousa to quote,
“I can not be satisfied with it, of course, I just want to play as many games. The coach explained that he makes a tactical choice, he wants more defensive players in midfield.”
That statement falls some way short of being a full intention to quit but Dembele could well be the odd man out if all parties stay fit for the remainder of the season. Meanwhile, there have been some very isolated reports of Sandro making a switch to Italy with either Roma or one of the Milan clubs but a move for Mousa seems more likely.