Tottenham Hotspur have signed Belgian midfielder Moussa Dembélé from Fulham.
On Tuesday Fulham accepted Spurs’ £15m bid, which matched the fee set in the player’s release clause.
The 25-year old Belgian was left out of Fuham’s squad for their League Cup clash with Sheffield Wednesday yesterday. In a post-match interview Fulham manager Martin Jol confirmed Dembélé was having a medical at Spurs.
Dembélé completed his medical and agreed personal terms with the club this morning.
Dembélé joined Fulham at the start of the 2010-11 season in a £5m move from Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar. He made 62 Premier League appearances for The Cottagers, scoring 5 goals and providing 8 assists.
Spurs’ official announcement:
Dembélé deal agreed
Posted 29 August 2012 4:06pm
We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Fulham for the transfer of Mousa Dembele.
The Belgium international has won many admirers with his performances in the Premier League since arriving at Craven Cottage in August 2010 from AZ Alkmaar, with who he won the Eredivisie league title in 2009.
Dembele originally joined Fulham as a forward, although his ability to drive forward with the ball and his eye for a pass saw him played in an attacking midfield role last season, a move that proved a huge success. In total, he made 74 appearances for the Cottagers, scoring seven times.