Mousa Dembele comments on Tottenham future, has discussed China move

Belgium's midfielder Moussa Dembele (C) celebrates with the Red Devil Mascott at the end of the international friendly football match between Belgium and Costa Rica at the King Baudouin...

Dembele has been linked with a move from Spurs to China.

Belgium's midfielder Moussa Dembele (C) heads the ball as he vies for it with Panama's midfielder Anibal Godoy (R) during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between Belgium...

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele has told Belgian outlet HLN that he has discussed a move to the Chinese Super League with fellow Belgium World Cup stars Yannick Ferreira Carrasco and Axel Witsel - but also claimed he could remain at Spurs.

Dembele, 30, has been linked with a move to Chinese outfit Beijing Guoan, who currently boast players such as Cedric Bakambu, Renato Augusto and Jonathan Viera.

Speaking to HLN, Dembele gave foundation to those rumours by admitting he had discussed a move to China with Witsel and Carrasco, who currently play in the CSL.

Axel Witsel #6 and Moussa Dembele of Belgium in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group H  Qualifier match between Belgium and Greece at Stade Roi Baudouis on March 25, 2017 in...

 

However, Dembele did state that his next team would not be an English one, out of respect to Spurs. He even claimed he had spoken to Laurent Ciman about the MLS - Ciman plays for Los Angeles FC.

"I love football, but I am also an adventurer. I am open to everything. I am not going to deny that I have already spoken about Yannick and Axel about China. But I did that too with Lolo [Ciman]," Dembele said.

"Now, I'm not going to say that I'm leaving at Tottenham anyway. Or that I certainly stay. But when I leave, it is not going to another English club anyway. Tottenham is my team."

Thomas Meunier of Belgium celebrates scoring a goal with team mates Mousa Dembele, Kevin De Bruyne and Yannick Carrasco during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Belgium and...

Central midfielder Witsel currently plays for Tianjin Quanjian, while Carrasco made the surprise decision to leave Atletico Madrid and join Dalian Yifeng alongside ex-West Ham defender Jose Fonte.

His future at Spurs remains in doubt, with only a year left to run on his contract under Mauricio Pochettino. Indeed, Spurs have been linked with a whole host of midfielders this summer, in order to replace the former Fulham star.

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