Mousa Dembele's performance shows why Tottenham Hotspur are looking to sell

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...

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino reportedly is looking to move Mousa Dembele on this summer.

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...

Mousa Dembele’s performance for Belgium last night may just have shown why Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino reportedly wants to sell him this summer.

The Guardian suggested that Dembele was heading towards the exit door at Spurs, in what looked like a shock decision from Pochettino at the time.

However, Dembele’s showing for Belgium in the World Cup semi-final was below par, and it may just expose his flaws.

Belgium lost 1-0 to France, with the game largely passing the Spurs man by, after he was handed a rare start for his country. 

Mousa Dembele of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley Stadium on August 27, 2017 in London, England.

There is absolutely no questioning Dembele’s talent, or his value to Tottenham currently, but he is reaching the twilight of his career and he looked short of his best in Russia.

In truth, the £80,000-a-week midfielder's (Daily Star) best form often comes in patches. For two or three months of the season, he is regularly one of the most influential midfielders in the Premier League.

Mousa Dembele of Spurs takes on Cenk Tosun of Besiktas during the UEFA Europa League Group C match between Besiktas JK and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Ataturk Olympic Stadium on December 11,...

However, Dembele’s injury record is concerning and often he takes a while to regain his top form.

And Pochettino’s questionable decision to let Dembele go, may actually be his way of showing great foresight.

Dembele is not getting any younger, and bringing in a more consistent performer for Spurs seems like a logical decision from the Argentine boss.

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