We absolutely love Mousa Dembele here at Dream Team.
The Tottenham midfielder is universally renowned and respected for his power, technical ability, passing range and overall brilliance in the centre of Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
In fact, former Fulham manager Martin Jol once said: “Dembele is probably the best player on the ball I’ve ever seen.”
High praise, indeed.
But the towering Belgian – who only has 18 months left on his Spurs contract – has suffered a few injury problems this season, which has forced the club to seek out potential long-term replacements for their linchpin
And they may have just found the the guy – in the form of Geoffrey Kondogbia.
That name sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
Kondogbia is currently on the books at Valencia, having joined the Spanish side from Inter on a season-long loan over the summer.
And he’s doing pretty well out there too, playing an integral part in Los Che’s title challenge, scoring three times in 12 appearances and aiding his side defensively with 33 completed tackles.
His performances in La Liga have attracted the attention of Tottenham’s scouts, who are reportedly tugging on the sleeve of Pochettino to make a move for him at the end of the season.
But according to Sky Sports, Valencia believe they “have a right to buy” the midfielder, with an agreement with Kondogbia reportedly already in place.
That could complicate matters, considering how well he’s doing for them.
Watch this space.