Report: Watford, Southampton tracking former Tottenham prospect Paul-Jose M'Poku

The former Tottenham trainee is being linked with a return to England, with Watford and Southampton interested.

M’Poku is currently owned by Qatari-based side Al-Arabi, but a report in the Mirror has claimed that he is looking for a move away this summer, with Watford and Southampton interested.

Although owned by Al-Arabi, the 23-year-old left winger has been on loan with Italian side Cagliari since the January transfer window, having only signed for Al-Arabi in the same window.

Starting the season with Standard Liege in Belgium, M’Poku made 18 appearances and scored five goals - registering five assists - before signing for the Qatari outfit on February 1st, after a move to QPR collapsed.

Then, on the 2nd of the same month, he linked up with the Serie A club, and has scored one goal in 12 games.

Able to play anywhere across the front three, M’Poku started his career with Standard, signing for Tottenham Hotspur in 2010, and spending a year in North London. He did not make any appearances for the Lilywhites, although a loan spell with Leyton Orient saw him net four goals in 34 games.

A fully capped international, the young winger was capped at every youth level for Belgium up to Under-21, before switching his allegiance to his home country of DR Congo, and he has since made one appearance and scored one goal.

As he is said to be looking for a move away from Al-Arabi, the report states that Watford and Southampton will likely have to part with £3 million for the highly rated attacker.

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