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Tottenham Sell Belgium U-19 Paul-José M'poku

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Reports say that winger Paul-José M'poku has been sold by Tottenham Hotspur back to Standard Liege, where he began his youth career. M'poku, 19, was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo before moving to Belgium as a child. Brought up through the Standard Liege system, M'poku moved to Tottenham at age 16.

M'poku has impressed in years since, putting up prolific scoring records with both the Tottenham Academy and the Belgium U-19 National Team. This season saw M'poku make his professional debut, as he was loaned to Leyton Orient. He impressed with Orient, earning an extension on his loan with 35 appearances in all competitions to go along with three goals.

The terms of M'poku's departure are not known, but Tottenham was likely to turn a nice profit with the three years of development he has gained at the club. In letting M'poku depart, it seems to signal a confidence from the Spurs brass that they have the young talented wingers for the long term that make a player like M'poku surplus.