Photos: Ismail Azzaoui already in Wolfsburg first-team training, makes immediate impact

Volkswagen Arena - Vfl Wolfsburg

Teenager Ismail Azzaoui left Tottenham for Wolfsburg this week.

On Monday, Tottenham confirmed on their official website that teenage playmaker Ismail Azzaoui had left the club in order to join Wolfsburg.

The 17-year-old, who joined Spurs from Anderlecht last summer, spent just one year in North London before heading off to Germany earlier this week.

Having been highly rated at Tottenham, many were surprised to see Azzaoui leave the club, with many fans hoping that the decision doesn't come back to bite them.

The Belgian was seen as one for the future at Spurs, but he has already been training with the first team with Wolfsburg, and was pictured below alongside fellow new signings Julian Draxler and Dante.

It's clear that Wolfsburg think highly of Azzaoui already, and the German press were also taken aback by how well Azzaoui played in a training match on Wednesday.

Local newspaper Wolfsburger Allgemeine watched as Azzaoui took part in the training match, and he scored the third goal in a 3-2 victory for the Wolfsburg first team.

Speaking of his performance, the newspaper stated "The 17-year-old, who came from Tottenham Hotspur, left an overall good impression, and is technically impressive."

With excitement building over Azzaoui's introduction to life at Wolfsburg - even if it was only a training match - there may be calls for him to be given chances in the first team this season.

Even after his impressive displays at youth level for Spurs, it seemed unlikely that manager Mauricio Pochettino was going to make him a part of the first team squad this season, making his move to Germany seem like a potential smart one right now.

Spurs fans will dread the prospect of Azzaoui becoming a star of the future, but with Alex Pritchard, Josh Onomah and Harry Winks coming through the ranks at White Hart Lane, they will remain confident that they have up-and-coming starlets themselves.

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