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.”