Wolfsburg boss praises Azzaoui as teenager sets Bundesliga season record


Ismail Azzaoui was surprisingly sold by Tottenham Hotspur on transfer deadline day to Wolfsburg.

Tottenham Hotspur's failure to sign Saido Berahino was not their only piece of disappointing transfer deadline day business.

Back on September 1, Spurs sold Ismail Azzaoui to Wolfsburg, much to the surprise of supporters.

Azzaoui had been signed only 12 months earlier from Anderlecht, and enjoyed a productive season in the Tottenham academy.

He netted six goals as he fired the under-18s to the FA Youth Cup semi-finals, and even at the start of this campaign, was called into the under-21s.

Over in Germany, Azzaoui is beginning to make waves, after missing the last month to feature at the FIFA under-17 World Cup with Belgium.

At the weekend the attacking midfielder made his Bundesliga debut, and set a season record in the process.

During a 6-0 win over Werder Bremen he came off the bench for the final 15 minutes.

With this appearance he became the youngest player to feature in the Bundesliga this season, reported LigaInsider.De.

Azzaoui is also the second youngest player to ever feature in a top flight game for Wolfsburg, behind Maximilian Arnold.

Wolfsburg boss Dieter Hecking was impressed with his display, stating: "He has heart, and he showed no stage fright."

The Belgian youngster is only just getting started, and the more he progresses, the more bizarre Tottenham's decision to let him go will become.

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