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Luxembourg will hope Middlesbrough new boy can finally be their Miralem Pjanic

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Enes Mahmutovic has joined Boro from Fola Esch.

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It was not a transfer that made big news, but Middlesbrough recently completed a deal that will bring excitement to fans from Luxembourg.

The club have signed one of the hottest prospects the country has ever produced in Enes Mahmutovic.

General view of Middlesbrough's Riverside stadiumGeneral view of Middlesbrough's Riverside stadium

After a successful trial the 20-year-old, who also interested the likes of Aston Villa and Lille, agreed a move to Boro last week from his boyhood club Fola Esch.

He has already been capped by Luxembourg at international level and the country are very pleased they have done so, as fears were he could be yet another Miralem Pjanic.

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They are completely different players, but his talent is comparable. Like Pjanic, there is a great deal of hype around the player as he comes through the ranks in Luxembourg.

Like the Juventus midfielder Mahmutovic could have played for another nation. He was born in Pec and was eligible for Montenegro. Pjanic also grew up in Luxembourg and played for the nations under-17 and under-18 sides before opting to play for Bosnia-Herzegovina instead in 2008.

Republic of Ireland's Jeff Hendrick and Bosnia & Herzegovina's Miralem PjanicRepublic of Ireland's Jeff Hendrick and Bosnia & Herzegovina's Miralem Pjanic

The European minnows wanted Pjanic to be their star and lead them to some rare but memorable wins in the game.

Now they will be hoping that Middlesbrough’s newest signing will be the Pjanic they feel they had taken away.

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