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Should Tottenham plan for Mousa Dembele's departure by signing Abdoulaye Doucoure?

Mousa Dembele of Tottenham Hotspur holds off the challenge from Marcelo Brozovic of FC Internazionale during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between FC Internazionale and...

Should Tottenham Hotspur plan for Mousa Dembele's departure by signing Abdoulaye Doucoure?

Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on March 11, 2018 in London, England.

Earlier this month it was reported that Mousa Dembele won't be extending his contract at Tottenham Hotspur.

According to The Sun, the Belgian midfielder isn't entertaining the idea of staying at Tottenham beyond the end of his current deal, which expires next summer.

With that in mind, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino really needs to find a replacement and should the Argentine look at someone who reportedly interested him during the summer?


Abdoulaye Doucoure is having another excellent season at Watford so far, and played a big role in their 2-0 win at Wolves on Saturday.

The 25-year-old French midfielder shut down Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves with the effectiveness that not many more will manage this season.

Like Dembele, Doucoure, who extended his contract as recently as August, has plenty of physical and technical ability which makes him a dream replacement for the big Tottenham star and Pochettino surely must take another look in January.

He wouldn't be cheap, with The Mirror pricing him at £40 million, but at 25, the Lilywhites could get a lot of great years out of him.

Watford's French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure (C) runs with the ball during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Southampton and Watford at St Mary's Stadium in...

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