Tottenham's Mousa Dembele the best in Europe in key attacking area

Mousa Dembele

Tottenham's Mousa Dembele has been linked with an exit from White Hart Lane.

Mousa Dembele will seek talks with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino over his future when he reports back for pre-season training later this month, as per the London Evening Standard.

Having started just ten games throughout the 2014/15 campaign, Dembele is understandably concerned about his role at White Hart Lane. Despite having two years left on his contract, the Belgian international has hinted that his future could lie elsewhere. 

He said: "After my holidays, I'll talk to the boss about my future at Spurs. We will see."

Amid speculation over the Belgian midfielder's future, the following statistic may interest a few Spurs fans (courtesy of WhoScored.com):

Indeed, Dembele finished the previous domestic with the best dribble success rate in Europe, ranking him above the likes of Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Liverpool summer recruit Roberto Firmino and Premier League Player of the Year, Chelsea's Eden Hazard; an impressive feat.

When playing at the top of his game, the Belgian has the ability to drive the ball forward through the middle and play  incisive passes to the supporting front men. We witnessed him do it so often during his spell with Fulham and during his early days at Spurs - it was this powerful attacking threat that once saw him linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Dembele remains the talented midfielder that the club signed from Fulham in 2012 and he still has a huge amount to offer. With two years remaining on his current deal at White Hart Lane, Tottenham fans will be anxious to see him stay this summer, despite speculation surrounding his happiness at the club. 

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