Fulham playmaker Mousa Dembele completes £15m move to Tottenham

Tottenham have completed the signing of Fulham playmaker Mousa Dembele.

Spurs met the Belgium midfielder's £15million release clause on Tuesday, pipping a host of other interested parties, including Real Madrid and Manchester United.

The new signing, who scored seven times in 74 appearances, comes 48 hours after the sale of Luka Modric to Real Madrid and follows pressure mounting on chairman Daniel Levy to bring in new faces.

A statement on the Tottenham website said: '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.'