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Dembele delighted by Spurs' Dempsey signing

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Tottenham summer signing Mousa Dembele can't wait to renew his partnership with Clint Dempsey, after seeing the American complete a deadline day move to join him at White Hart Lane.

The forward pair were team-mates at Fulham, before both players left during the summer transfer window, and had developed a strong understanding with each other in west London over the past couple of seasons.

Now, the Belgian, who came off the bench to score on his debut in Spurs' 1-1 draw with Norwich City on Saturday, is hoping to emulate that prolific partnership alongside Dempsey at his new club.

"Clint always is so dangerous," said Dembele. "I sent him a message saying I was very happy because he is a fantastic player. He is a good boy so I am very happy that he is here.

"He is so hungry to score goals. He fights a lot and it is fantastic to have him in the team. He works as hard as two men so I'd prefer to have him in my team rather than play against him."

The 29-year-old scored 23 goals for the Cottagers last season, but is yet to feature at all this campaign having been omitted from Martin Jol's first-team squad while looking to push through a transfer.

After failing to sign in time to feature for Andre Villas-Boas' side at the weekend, Dempsey will now be hoping to hit the ground running and work his way into the Portuguese tactician's plans.

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