It has long been a public secret that Christian Eriksen and the other Tottenham players would lose a colleague, when Mousa Dembélé switched England with China.
But he changes to Guangzhou's new.
It was the 31-year-old belgian taken to Beijing, where a switch to Beijing Guoan was in place, but there were complications at the last moment.
It gave, however, the competitors from Guangzhou to bid for him, and Tottenham strikes Thursday real, that the deal has gone through:
We have reached agreement with Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F for the transfer of @mousadembele, subject to international clearance.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 17. January 2019
Tottenham will get 93 million dollars for the energetic belgian midfielder, who this season has not been so firmly in tottenham's layout as the previous six seasons he has spent at the club.
however, It has not made him less popular in China, where he physical style of play fit the league - and where the money is big. Also big enough to give him a pay rise compared to his current monthly salary of just under three million dollars.
Dembélé is listed for 82 appearances for Belgium, which he helped to the WORLD cup-bronze in the summer finals in Russia.