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Portsmouth allow young gun Mahoto to leave

Embattled Premier League have allowed teenage midfield star Gauthier Mahoto to leave the club.

The 17-year old has joined French Ligue 2 club Bastia on a two-and-a-half year deal and although it is not a big loss for Pompey now, he was touted as having a bright future by the club.

Mahoto commenced his youth career with Le Havre in France's north-west in 2008 before moving to England's south coast.

He was a an integral member of Portsmouth's youth team but was deemed surplus to Avam Grant's squad requirements and allowed to depart Fratton Park.

Andrew Slevison
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