Guangzhou R&F new man Mousa Dembele poses with club scarf after completing £11m move to China

The Belgian midfielder has been unveiled by Guangzhou R&F, after completing move to the Chinese Super League side

Guangzhou R&F new man Mousa Dembele poses with club scarf after completing £11m move to China

Mousa Dembele has been presented as a Guangzhou R&F player after completing his transfer to China from Tottenham Hotspur.

Photographs posted on the Chinese club’s website showed the Belgian midfielder posing with a club scarf in front of the Guangzhou crest after sealing his move.

He was also given a tour of the training facilities by coach Dragan Stojkovic.

Guangzhou R&F new man Mousa Dembele poses with club scarf after completing £11m move to China

Tottenham confirmed in a statement they had reached agreement with the Chinese Super League side subject to international clearance.

The statement read: ‘We have reached agreement with Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F for the transfer of Mousa Dembele, subject to international clearance.

‘We wish Mousa all the best for the future.’

Dembele posted a farewell message on Instagram, saying: ‘I leave Spurs today with a lot of love in my heart & memories of fantastic times. Thank you to all my unbelievable teammates, the staff & fans for all your support in my time at the club. To hear my name sung at White Hart Lane & Wembley made me incredibly proud. I wish only the best for @SpursOffical in the future and am excited for the next exciting chapter in my life!’

Guangzhou R&F new man Mousa Dembele poses with club scarf after completing £11m move to China

Guangzhou have paid Spurs £11million for a player who made 249 appearances in all competitions for the London club since signing from Fulham in 2012.

With just six months remaining on his contract, Spurs permitted the 31-year-old to leave and Guangzhou R&F pipped Super League rivals Beijing Guoan and Guangzhou Evergrande to his signature.

‘Even the reaction I’ve had from the supporters, everyone is positive with me. They’ve wished me a lot of luck and happiness. The club is part of my family now.’

Guangzhou R&F new man Mousa Dembele poses with club scarf after completing £11m move to China

Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen said: ‘You have to ask the players who have played against Mousa or with Mousa to get the appreciation he deserves.

‘Sometimes it made me angry a bit that people talked about the best midfielders in the Premier League and haven’t named Mousa, but I feel like he got that appreciation over the last two years.’

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