Mousa Dembélé and his family got the surprise of their lives when workmen carrying out building work on their hotel uncovered a collection of highly valuable antique ceramics hidden in one of the rooms at the former manor house. The Tottenham Hostspur star decided to invest a proportion of his earnings into converting an old mansion in central Amberes, his birth town, into a hotel for his sister to run. During renovation work, objects valued at 1.3 million euros were discovered.
Dembélé to loan antiques to Amberes museums
Workmen found antique ceramics, porcelain and a dinner set dating from the 18th Century... Dembélé's sister has confirmed that the find will be loaned out to museums in the Belgian city. "This is a complete one-off, and it fits in perfectly with the history of the building", Assita Dembélé said.