Coventry City boss dumbfounded as to why Tottenham Hotspur allowed Ismail Azzaoui leave this summer

Ricoh Arena Coventry City

The Belgian youth international has joined Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg.

Tottenham Hotspur have had a great track record recently in their production of young talent. Harry Kane, Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb are all fine examples.

The next name most Spurs fans were excited about was Belgian Ismail Azzaoui. The talented playmaker was one of the star players at the European Under-17 Championships in the summer and Tottenham fans were rightly getting excited about a future with the player in their first-team.

Unfortunately that will not be the case. He left the club in August, joining Bundesliga ambition men VfL Wolfsburg on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

One man who cannot believe they let him go is Coventry City boss Tony Mowbray – who was hoping to bring him in on loan this season.

He told the Coventry Telegraph yesterday:

“Ismail is a player we really liked. I went to watch him. He’s another frail kid really but, in my opinion, he’s going to be a top player.

“I don’t know how on earth he’s ended up going to Wolfsburg but Spurs have got lots of young talented boys.”

Coventry have had some recent success with Tottenham loanees, after Grant Ward’s success last season at the Ricoh Arena. However Azzaoui was not going to be a sequel and there is little doubt that Tottenham fans are more upset about that than Mowbray.

The playmaker is now free to become the star expected but in Germany not London and Tottenham fans are bound to hate watching the inevitable unfold.

Maybe they should have sent him out to Coventry nice and early.

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