Should Mousa Dembele leave Tottenham this summer, which now appears to be the likeliest scenario, the north London club will face a monumental task in filling the void of one of the most unique central midfielders in the world, someone who provides not only strength and power but also incredible grace and vision in deep-lying pockets of the engine room.
With that in mind, we outlined four potential solutions to Spurs fans earlier this week: move Dele Alli into a deeper role, give Harry Winks the chance to become a starting XI regular, play Eric Dier alongside Victor Wanyama or sign a direct replacement via the summer transfer window.
And while our poll threw up no unanimous response, perhaps the most interesting aspect of the results is how surprisingly unpopular the last option was – especially at this time of year.
While 34% represents the joint-highest share of the vote, it also means 66% preferred the idea of Tottenham sourcing a replacement already within the club’s first team ranks, whether that be Alli, Winks or Wanyama. That would of course save Tottenham a small fortune in the transfer market, and allow Mauricio Pochettino to focus on strengthening other areas of the first team this summer.
So, Tottenham fans, what would your dream Spurs midfield look like next season without Dembele in it? Let us know by commenting below….