Mousa Dembele has become the man that Tottenham Hotspur cannot function without – like a Christmas Day dinner without any pigs in blankets, Spurs are totally redundant without the big Belgium midfielder.
The former Fulham midfielder is the perfect blend of power and technique, agility and aggression – if the Lilywhites midfielder could add a few more goals to his game, something he’s more than capable of doing with the more defensive-minded Eric Dier/Victor Wanyama alongside him, it would be hard to argue against him being the complete midfielder.
It’s not like the 29-year-old doesn’t know where the back of the net is, though. Just check out this absolutely wankable material the footy archives have thrown up!
6 former Tottenham players you won’t believe are still playing
Like many of Spurs' underwhelming (read: shit) signings, the Egyptian international was destined to be forgot. However, he earned a spot in the Lilywhites history, when he threw his shirt towards Martin Jol after being subbed off?. Now being shite for Al Ahly back in his home country.
16 years as a professional footballer has seen the Portuguese striker amass 14 different moves. Mad. The one-time Lilywhites forward is now back at Atletico de Kolkata in the Indian Super League, one-year after he left them for Rio Ave. Image Source: Twitter
"...It's only a job. Yes, it's a good, good job and I don't say that I hate football but it's not my passion." Assou-Ekotto No wonder football isn't the left-back's passion, as he's now back in Ligue 1 with Metz, and the football is bloody atrocious.
Yeah, we weren't having this either. There can't be any way that the former Fulham creative playmaker is still playing. However, after leaving Lyon, in the summer, Steed is now a Caen player. Image Source: Twitter
The former Spurs player has had a career that someone of his talents just doesn't deserve; Hamburg, Sampdoria, Juventus, and Fenerbahce - some real respected teams in there. Ziegler is now an FC Sion player, which makes more sense.
Such a bland and generic name - sounds like the name you come up with, when you're just using a made-up example. The now-Port Vale midfielder's career makes you question how an earth he managed to spend two years at White Hart Lane; a time that was full of nothing but being bypassed in games, late challenges and fruitless confrontations with officials. Muppet.