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Wednesday 29 August 2012

Dembele signs for Tottenham

Belgium midfielder comes to White Hart Lane after a successful spell at Fulham

Mousa Dembele developed into an accomplished attacking midfielder at Fulham

Tottenham Hotspur have announced the signing of midfielder Mousa Dembele from Fulham.

The 25-year-old Belgian has completed a medical and will join Spurs for an undisclosed fee.

"The Club would like to thank Mousa for his contribution and wish him well throughout the rest of his career"
Fulham statement

"We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Fulham for the transfer of Mousa Dembele," read a Tottenham Hotspur statement.

Dembele has made a significant impact at Fulham since he joined from Dutch club AZ Alkmaar in 2010, making 62 appearances and scoring five goals.

A statement on Fulham's website read: "The Club can today confirm that it has reached an agreement with Tottenham Hotspur for the transfer of midfielder Mousa Dembele.

"Following two full seasons at Craven Cottage, the Club would like to thank Mousa for his contribution and wish him well throughout the rest of his career."

Dembele joined Fulham as a forward after helping AZ Alkmaar win the Dutch league in 2008/09 but shone when utilised as an attacking midfielder last season.

He becomes Andre Villas-Boas' fourth summer signing following the capture of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jan Vertonghen and Emmanuel Adebayor. His arrival comes in the same week that Luka Modric left to sign for Real Madrid on a five-year deal.

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Key Points

  • Mousa Dembele agrees to join Tottenham Hotspur
  • Belgian midfielder has spent two successful years at Fulham
  • Dembele is the fourth Spurs signing for new manager Andre Villas-Boas