The long-term future of Mousa Dembele at Tottenham Hotspur is uncertain after the player was quoted on international duty giving ambiguous comments about the prospect of staying beyond this season.
As quoted by The Telegraph, the Spurs midfielder said: “I told my agent to wait for the summer to tell me about any offers. For now, I’m only focussing on Tottenham. Maybe this is my last season. Or maybe I’ll sign a new deal. We’ll see.”
Not exactly the most firm indicator he is committed to life in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad and they are comments which haven’t gone down well with supporters.
Dembele has been in fantastic form this season but has had his fair share of fitness issues in recent seasons that fans have had to remain patient with.
They are now looking for him to show loyalty and stay at the club, with a new contract reported to be in the offing.
Will the Belgian international commit, or will fans be left disappointed when the summer transfer window opens?
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his comments…
He must not do that to us.
— u'MAKOYA (@therealmakoya3) March 29, 2018
This would bother me more than Toby leaving tbh
— Simon (@officialsmoody) March 29, 2018
Can’t let this man go, he’s the most important player
— Loyalty (@Mzi_realShort) March 29, 2018
Or translated to if he pays Toby whatever he wants, then he can pay me whatever I want on whatever terms I want. And so it goes on.
— THFC1976 (@THFCsince76) March 29, 2018
Ambiguous …. hope he stays
— MelanieJ (@MelanieFarey) March 29, 2018
— Daniel Skyver (@danielskyver) March 29, 2018
If Toby and Dembele leave what message does that send out to Eriksen, Son and even Harry. Not paying our best players the going rate will only lead to one thing, they leave……#COYS
— Dan (@ElCapitain82) March 29, 2018
I know he has injury concerns but what a wonderful player he is and Spurs must not let him leave, unless he feels that his career is coming to an end – I am saddened and worried by these comments, as we have nobody else at the club like him
— Michael Burdon (@Woodlandmikey) March 29, 2018