Tottenham Hotspur are taking a risk if they let Mousa Dembele go

Mousa Dembele of Tottenham in action during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on April 26, 2017 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly willing to offload Mousa Dembele, in what looks to be a risky move by Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Mousa Dembele of Tottenham in action during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on April 26, 2017 in London, England.

According to Gazette dello Sport, Inter Milan are now ready to pay up for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele, and that should concern supporters of Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Inter had been struggling to raise the cash required to sign Dembele, but are now said to be in a position to make a bid for the Belgian.

Tottenham will reportedly consider offers of around £20 million for Dembele, and his departure has to be a worry for supporters of the north London side.

Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian midfielder Mousa Dembele (R) vies with Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (L) during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham...

Put simply, there is not a player on the market at £20 million who could replace Dembele to a similar standard.

Pochettino may have his reasons for offloading Dembele this summer, namely his unreliable fitness levels, but finding a replacement of the same quality is going to be hugely tough without paying fortunes.

As if Tottenham fans needed any reminder, they had another glimpse of how influential Dembele can be, after the 31-year-old put in a standout showing for Belgium against England at the World Cup.

Jamie Vardy of England tackles Moussa Dembele of Belgium  during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between England and Belgium at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 28, 2018 in...

And Tottenham supporters should be concerned, as Dembele edges closer to the exit door.

Pochettino, of course, will have a plan in place to cover for Dembele’s departure.

But it is a decision which could come back to haunt them, unless Spurs buy very intelligently in the coming weeks.

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