The January transfer window opens in just over six weeks time, and it’s hardly surprising that Newcastle are now being linked with several players, but exactly who we are after is always difficult to work out.
Moussa Dembele – unhappy at Tottenham?
However there’s news coming out of Belgium that Newcastle are interested in Tottenham midfielder Moussa Dembele, the 26 year-old Belgium International central midfielder.
Dembele joined Tottenham Hotspur at the end of August last year, when Spurs paid the £15M release clause in his Fulham contract.
And just let’s say if that’s anywhere near the amount Tottenham would want for his services, there’s no way Newcastle would be interested in this player.
Moussa is not a regular at the moment at Spurs, and has started only two of the last five games, and he is concerned that if he doesn’t play regularly this season, he may not make the Belgian squad for the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
Newcastle, Aston Villa, Southampton, Cardiff and Swansea are said to be interested, but Newcastle’s interest could be purely speculation, and that would be nothing new.
Dembele had this to say to Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblade:
“I can not be satisfied with it, of course, I just want to play as many games.” “The coach explained that he makes a tactical choice, he wants more defensive players in midfield.”
This seems pure speculation that he may seek a move in January, but it seems premature, and Dembele would do well to keep his head down and try to get back into Tottenham’s side, and with the London side in the Europa League, there’s plenty of chances to impress Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas.
Moussa has played 52 times for Belgium, and we think he’s just too expensive for Newcastle, even if he did become available in January.
Well that’s unless we sell Yohan Cabaye in January for £20M to some club – like Roma for instance.
What do you think?
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