Tottenham lose one of their brightest prospects in Ismael Azzaoui

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After spending only a year in North London, Ismael Azzaoui has already left Spurs to join Wolfsburg.

The Bundesliga side announced the signing of the right-footed attacking midfielder for an undisclosed fee last Monday; just a day after De Bruyne's official departure. The 17-year-old penned a five-year-deal with the German giants.

Before joining his fellow countrymen; Jan Vertonghen, Nacer Chadli and Mousa Dembele last summer, Azzaoui was a member of Anderlecht's respected academy where Adnan Januzaj and Charly Musonda also developed.


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His sale came as a massive surprise for many. Unfortunately, Spurs fans never had the chance to witness his talent in the first team. Instead, he featured for their youth teams and even managed to find the back of the net for the under 21's a few weeks ago, against City.

Of course, it would be premature and ambitious to consider Azzaoui as De Bruyne's heir, however the youngster has already impressed on numerous occasions. His performances for Belgium's under 15's and under 16's were but a glimpse of his genius considering his outstanding displays in this year's under 17's European Championships in Bulgaria. The wonderkid's three goals undoubtedly helped his country to reach the semi-finals.

It still remains unclear as to which squad the the Belgian will be included in at his new club. Earlier this week, Klaus Allofs, Wolfsburg's sporting director, declared on the club's website:

"We will get a more precise and complete picture of his current level over the next few weeks and will then decide which of our teams [first team or reserves] he will begin playing in.''

Allofs also added: "He's a young player with plenty of potential who we expect to break into our first-team in the mid-term."

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