Report: Tottenham will sell Mousa Dembele to fund January signing of new striker

Tottenham are reportedly looking to sell Mousa Dembele, to bring in another player.

According to a report in the Standard, Tottenham will look to sell Mousa Dembele in the January transfer window to provide Mauricio Pochettino with the funds to bring in a another striker to compete with Harry Kane.

Italian media outlet Tuttosport reported earlier this week that Napoli have agreed terms with Dembele concerning a switch to Italy in the January window, and it appears as if the Belgian midfielder’s time at White Hart Lane is coming to an end.

Although he has found himself a fairly frequent member of Pochettino’s first-team squad this season, Dembele is not as vital as a number of other players in the side, and the Argentine boss wants to sell him to reinvest any income in the search for a new striker.

Harry Kane is the only out and out forward that Pochettino can call upon this term, and Spurs’ main January priority is to bring in another striker to provide both competition and cover for the 22-yaer-old English international.

The money for this forward will be raised by selling Dembele, with Pochettino trimming his squad in a well-stocked area - midfield - to sign depth in a weak area - upfront.

Dembele is a player who has never truly lived up to his potential with Spurs, and if a good fee can be reinvested into a top class goalscorer, the decision to sell Dembele in January will be lauded.

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