Dembele seals move to Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F

Tottenham Hotspur's Mousa Dembele (pic: Adam Davy/PA Images).

Tottenham Hotspur's Mousa Dembele (pic: Adam Davy/PA Images). - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

The 31-year-old bids farewell to Spurs after making 250 appearances for the club

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed midfielder Mousa Dembele has completed his move to Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F.

Spurs announced the news this morning and it comes after weeks of speculation regarding the future of the Belgium international.

Dembele was originally set to complete a switch to Beijing Guoan, but Guangzhou swooped in to get a deal done with the Lilywhites instead.

A statement on the Spurs website read: “We have reached agreement with Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F for the transfer of Mousa Dembele, subject to international clearance.

“The Belgium midfielder joined us from Fulham in August, 2012, and scored on his debut three days later against Norwich City.

“He established himself as a key player in our starting XI and went on to make 250 appearances in total, scoring 10 goals.

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“Mousa has been capped 82 times for Belgium and was part of the Red Devils’ squad that finished third at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia. We wish Mousa all the best for the future.”