Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Tottenham have completed the signing of Fulham playmaker Mousa Dembele.
Spurs met the Belgium midfielder's £15million release clause on Tuesday, pipping a host of other interested parties, including Real Madrid and Manchester United.

The new signing, who scored seven times in 74 appearances, comes 48 hours after the sale of Luka Modric to Real Madrid and follows pressure mounting on chairman Daniel Levy to bring in new faces.

The 25-year-old Belgium international will go into the Spurs squad for Saturday's home game against 

"Following two full seasons at Craven Cottage, the club would like to thank Mousa for his contribution and wish him well throughout the rest of his career," said a Fulham statement.
Fulham could bring in Kieran Richardson from Sunderland as a replacement.

A statement on the Tottenham website said: 'We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Fulham for the transfer of Mousa Dembele.

'The Belgium international has won many admirers with his performances in the Premier League since arriving at Craven Cottage in August 2010 from AZ Alkmaar, with who he won the Eredivisie league title in 2009.

Dembele later tweeted: "Happy to confirm I signed a new contract with Tottenham FC." 

The move casts further doubt on the future of Rafael van der Vaart. 

The Dutchman has been strongly linked with a return to his former club Hamburg but the Bundesliga side's chairman, Carl-Edgar Jarchow, has admitted time is running out to convince Spurs to sell.

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