Spurs face Dembele blow

27 Mar

Tottenham’s hopes of resurrecting a deal for Fulham striker Moussa Dembele could be hit by his desire to return to Paris Saint-Germain.


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Spurs almost signed the highly-rated 19-year-old during the January transfer window, but the move failed to materialise when they were reluctant to loan him back to Fulham for the remainder of the Championship season.

Dembele, who has scored 12 goals in 36 league games this term, will be out of contract in the summer and is expected to depart Craven Cottage after four years with the London club.

Due to his age any club that signs Dembele will have to pay Fulham a compensation fee and it was being suggested that Spurs would attempt to revive their interest in him.

But Dembele has now spoken out to reveal that he would like a move back to PSG, who he left for Fulham in 2012.

“Like every Parisian, I dream of playing for PSG,” he told L’Equipe. “Why could it not happen some day? If they want me…

“I left in 2012 when [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic and [Ezequiel] Lavezzi joined the club. I would have gotten little playing time. PSG were not counting on me.

“I know that some players have gotten their chance since, like Jean-Kevin Augustin, but I preferred to leave and try my luck elsewhere.”

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