Man Utd challenge Spurs for DR Congo starlet Mpoklu

Manchester United are the latest club linked with 15-year-old defender Paul Jose Mpoklu, who has also attracted the interest of Tottenham.

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The Congolese, from Belgian club Standard Liege, has already had a trial with Spurs, who are keen to sign him when he turns 16.

But now United have offered a trial to the highly-regarded youngster, who has a Belgian passport, and want to snap him up before he signs any formal deal with Liege.

Speaking of the situation, Mpoklu told the Daily Mirror: "I will have to wait a few months before I make a decision.

"Now I have Manchester United to think about too but I did enjoy London and went to the Tottenham-Wigan game and it was fantastic."

Mpoklu is the cousin of Porto defender Jose Bosingwa and gets advice from him.

"I have spoken a lot with my cousin and he gives me good advice," he said, adding: "I love English football, they have great players and the atmosphere in stadiums is amazing."

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