Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw remains shocked that Tottenham sold Mousa Dembele – and reckons he could still get into any side.

Dembele, who made 250 appearances for Spurs, ended a six-and-a-half year spell in north London by joining Chinese Super League Guangzhou R&F in an £11million deal in January.

The 32-year-old Belgian played a major part in the Mauricio Pochettino revolution, producing some excellent performances against the likes of Liverpool, Juventus and Arsenal during the second half of the 2017/2018, but a number of ankle injuries caught up on the midfielder, who found it tough to play three games a week and eventually found the pace of the Premier League too much to handle, which forced him to leave.

And Forshaw, who played in a 1-0 defeat at White Hart Lane during his Middlesbrough days back in February 2017, cannot believe Spurs let Dembele go, a player he described had everything and made him look particularly stupid during that game.


Talking on the Talking Shutt podcast on YouTube Forshaw said, “When we [Middlesbrough] played Tottenham in the Premier League, he made me look like a kid. He used to just walk with me on his arm.

“As a central midfielder, if you’ve got everything and then have the ability to take somebody on as well, to be a top dribbler and to have everything – he was a top player.

“I don’t really know why he left the Premier League, he could get in any side.”



  1. Bullzwack. He could not stay healthy in the grind. We have the guy, bumps bruises and all Poch needs to pencil in Tanguy first man on the sheet after kane. Spurs is the only team that sign players that are finding it difficult to cope with English football, lol. It is not that serious. Poch keep talking about condition. Footballers are playing 11 months and 2 weeks a year, but for some unknown reseason, the players at Spurs are not in any condition to play for months. Maybe it is that diamond formation he so loved that is mentally draining the new guys.


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