The Tottenham Football club of England has signed Zambian-born Emmanuel Mbola in a £1 million deal, officials confirmed here Tuesday.
The 16-year-old defender, who already has clocked up a remarkable 20 caps for his native African country, was the youngest player in the recent African Cup of Nations in Angola.
The youngster plays for Armenian side Yerevan ; and will be sent abroad for ’first-team’ experience next season, though astonishingly, he already qualifies for a European ’work permit’, his managers said.
Tottenham officials have welcomed him as “a star of the future”, having beaten their competitors West Ham FC to secure the teenage Zambian’s signature.
[African Press Agency]