Recently relegated Middlesbrough have announced the signing of Enes Mahmutovic from CS Fola Esch.
The 19-year-old is a Luxembourg international, having earned two caps for his country, and Boro’s academy manager Craig Liddle believes that the club’s newest starlet could soon progress to the first team.
#Boro have agreed a deal to sign Luxembourg international defender Enes Mahmutovic ✍️
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) May 19, 2017
“We’re delighted to welcome Enes to Boro,” he said. “He’s a young defender with a good amount of experience for a boy of his age.
“He’s a very quick, strong and aggressive defender. Technically he handles the ball well and has good distribution.
“Initially we see him coming into the Under-23 group and settling into the club while developing himself and the young players around him.”
The defender teenager had been linked with a host of clubs before making the move to Teesside permanent. Aston Villa, French side Lille and German outfit Kaiserslautern had all been rumoured to have had an interest, but Boro moved quickest to land Mahmutovic following a successful trial.
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