Spurs man Dembele admits China move could tempt players

Date published: Wednesday 11th January 2017 1:47

Mousa Dembele admits that players could easily be tempted by the money and prospects on offer in the Chinese Super League.

A number of established players have made the switch to the burgeoning league, with Chelsea reserve Oscar recently joining Shanghai SIPG for £52million.

Carlos Tevez has become the best-paid player in world football upon his move, while Hulk and Graziano Pelle have also made the switch.

Dembele’s international teammate Axel Witsel was signed by newly-promoted Tianjin Quanjian last week, and will earn around £255,000 a week.

The Tottenham midfielder admits that the large amounts of money involved does make a move tempting.

“It is a very difficult choice,” Dembele told Het Nieuwsblad.

“For young players who are still growing, it is not wise to go. For older players maybe it’s different.

“But honestly I have no idea about the level of the championship there. It is hard to say.”

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