The third Dembele: Winger could be an incredible addition for Tottenham

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Forget Mousa Dembele and Moussa Dembele... Tottenham need Ousmane Dembele.

Tottenham Hotspur came close to adding a second Dembele to their squad in the past transfer window, attempting to buy Moussa Dembele from Fulham.

They signed Mousa Dembele from the same side back in August 2012, and even brought his near namesake in for a medical last weekend before a deal broke down, The Guardian reported.

Spurs may well return for the Fulham striker in the summer when his contract expires, but there is another Dembele who could be the best of the lot.

Ousmane Dembele

French winger Ousmane Dembele is carving an impressive reputation for himself in Ligue 1 with Rennes.

Dembele is just 18-years-old, and has established himself as a first team player this season, scoring four goals in 11 games, providing two assists.

His displays have won rave reviews, with former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre comparing him to Cristiano Ronaldo.

He told France Football: "He can win the Ballon d'Or. I saw Cristiano Ronaldo get the same age at Manchester United and Ousmane has features that remind me of the young Cristiano."

The Sun reported in December that Dembele is being scouted by Chelsea, but it is at Tottenham where he would get a better shot of first team football, with head coach Mauricio Pochettino determined to give young players opportunities.

Here is a look at the young Dembele in action...

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