Tottenham should have a big regret over selling Mousa Dembele.
Tottenham Hotspur's decision to cash in on Mousa Dembele is shaping up as a disaster.
It was a quick cash grab from Spurs, and it looks now like a costly one.
Tottenhaam's form has trailed off, the team are without a win in five matches, losing three away games.
Dembele, an all action midfielder known for his ability to control a game and willingness to battle, would not have allowed such a collapse.
Against Liverpool at the weekend with the game poised at 1-1, Spurs were crying out for a payer of Dembele's experience and quality in midfield.
Mauricio Pochettino hoped teenager Oliver Skipp could immediately step up and replace him, but he has been reluctant to use the youngster.
Spurs now face dropping into the Europa League places. They are currently only holding onto their top four place on goal difference.
Dropping into the Europa League would be a financial and sporting disaster for Spurs, at a time when they want to showcase their new stadium and attract top level players.
The club will lose millions in competition money and television rights if they miss out on the Champions League, far more than the £11 million gained from Dembele's sale.
The Belgian's exit is shaping up as an epic miscalculation.
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