Mousa Dembele excited to team up with star he describes as world class

Mousa Dembele

Tottenham Hotspur star Mousa Dembele is a big fan of Radja Nainggolan.

Belgium's squad have joined up for Euro 2016, and there are several Premier League stars involved.

One of those is Tottenham bad boy Mousa Dembele, currently serving a six game ban for an attempted eye gouge on Chelsea's Diego Costa. 

Dembele is no guarantee to feature in Belgium's starting XI, and is competing for a place with Radja Nainggolan among others for a place in the side, with Axel Witsel and Marouane Fellaini also in contention.

Nainggolan in particular is a player Dembele appears to have a close bond with, explaining he holds the Roma midfielder in high regard.

He told Voetball Krant: "The players in my position are all top players. Radja for example, I'm really a fan of. I find him in his position world class. He is a bonus for the team, that's a fact.

"He's a man, right. I like Radja very much. We were once together in school."

Nainggolan, 28, is a player who was linked to Dembele's club Tottenham a year ago in the Evening Standard, and one who would certainly improve their midfield options.

He is though an unlikely addition due to Roma holding him as a prize asset, with director Walter Sabatini telling Football Italia he wants to keep him.

Past history shows the Italian side would sell despite this, but only at a high price, and not one Tottenham need to pay.

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