Mbola hoping for Tottenham switch

BY foxsports • February 27, 2010

The 16-year-old is currently playing his football in Armenian with Pyunik Yerevan. However, Mbola is now in dispute with his employers - who he is contracted to until 2011 - and he claims they are threatening to scupper his move to White Hart Lane. "I am not going back there (Pyunik Yerevan) because I have issues with my contract. I could not sign for Totenham because I have to finalise things with my club," he told the Zambian Post. "Hotspurs liked me a lot but it is just because of the contract confusion with Pyunik and my agent." Mbola has just returned to England following a trial spell in North London and the left-back, thoroughly enjoyed his spell with them. "It was fantastic because I trained with the first and second team," Mbola said. "They were happy with me and I should be going back maybe next week depending on how fast the issues are sorted out here," Mbola said. Elijah Chileshe, a director at Mbola's former club Mining Rangers, is confident that Mbola could be freed from his contract in Armenia - as he signed when he was under-16. "I have written to FAZ (Football Association of Zambia) to deal with the matter because they [Pyunik] made him sign a contract as a 15-year-old which is against the rules; he was a minor," Chileshe said. Despite being just 16, Mbola has already amassed a straggering 20 senior caps for Zambia. Mbola will now remain in Zambia, training with the nation's Under-17 side - until his contract situation is resolved.

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