Big blow to Liverpool, as their long-term target undergoes medical at Tottenham

Sankha Ghosh / 30 January 2016

Fulham’s highly rated striker Moussa Dembele is reportedly undergoing a medical at Tottenham Hotspur. It is certainly a bad news for Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool fans as all the three EPL clubs tried their luck to sign the youngster.

Liverpool were actually leading the race to land him but an initial £12million price tag halted the discussions. Klopp was looking bring in a fully fit attacker to bolster his attacking line.

According to a report from Sky Sports, despite the deal looking to be a successful one, the 19-year-old forward will return to Fulham for the rest of the season on a loan spell.

The France international has netted 11 goals for the Cottagers in the Championship this season.

His current contract with the West London side will end in the summer and Fulham have decided to sell him now rather than leaving him for a club outside England for just a nominal compensation sum.

However, Fulham being undergoing a transfer embargo, would not be able to bring in any replacement and they were initially not even ready to lose Dembele especially when the fight against relegation is still going on.

Tottenham fans might not welcome the news that Dembele will not be available right now to provide extra support for Harry Kane, who has already featured in 37 games for both the club and country this term.

But they should keep in mind, this loan-back policy worked exceptionally well with Dele Alli, who arrived at Tottenham last January before returning to MK Dons to guide them win promotion from League One.

If the Dembele deal which is rumoured to be worth around £5m, turns out to be even half successful, Tottenham will have a real effective performer on their disposal. But, for the time being, Kane must continue to carry on with the load.

Dembele has so far netted 11 goals in 26 appearances for the Londoners this term. He is a player who likes to go on powerful runs from midfield and is equally accomplished on the ball. Tottenham is also looking for a physically tough midfield option and it seems Dembele would seamlessly fit into Pochettino’s tactical gameplay.

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