Tottenham Monday night signed Zambia’s brilliant young left-back Emmanuel Mbola in a £1million deal, according to Eurpean media including BBC.
The 16-year-old defender has already clocked up a remarkable 20 caps for his country and was the youngest player in the recent Africa Cup of Nations.
Mbola, who plays for Armenian side Yerevan, will probably be sent to a club on the continent for first-team experience next season, although he already qualifies for a European work permit.
Spurs beat West Ham to the teenager’s signature and see him as a star of the future.
But ther Daily Mail of UK reports that Harry Redknapp is baffled by reports claiming that Tottenham Hotspur have signed Zambia teen sensation Emmanuel Mbola.
The north London club were said to be closing in on a £1million deal for the left-back, who, despite being just 16, has 20 caps and was the youngest player at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
Despite being just 16, Mbola has already won 20 caps for his country and was the youngest player at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
But Redknapp insists Mbola is not on his radar – and doesn’t even seem to know where the Pyunik Yerevan player is from!
‘I don’t know him,’ said the Spurs boss. ‘We had two kids here from Nigeria training, but I don’t know anything about a boy from Angola (sic).
‘Maybe the academy have brought him in, but he certainly is not training with the first team.’
Mbola qualifies for a European work permit and is also said to have been attracting interest from West Ham United.