Striker Bass Sambou confirms via Instagram he has signed for Everton

General view outside Goodison Park before the match

Bass Sambou has signed for Everton.

Exciting young striker Bass Sambou has confirmed via Instagram that he has clinched his move to Everton.

Sambou, 18, signs from League One side Coventry City, having been tipped to do so earlier this year.

The Coventry Telegraph reported in April that Sambou had rejected a contract with the Sky Blues and was expected to sign with the Toffees.

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Sambou scored more than 25 goals in all competitions for Coventry's youth teams this past season, mainly for the under-18s, but also chipping in for the under-21s.

The teenager will likely go into Everton's academy rather than the first team but he is a player with real potential, and as Marcus Rashford has shown at Manchester United, young strikers can blossom if given the opportunity.

Coventry City manager Tony MowbrayCoventry City manager Tony Mowbray

 

Coventry boss Tony Mowbray lamented Sambou's decision not to sign with the Sky Blues earlier, telling the Coventry Telegraph in April.

He said: “They have taken up that option not to sign after we made a pretty good offer beyond what we might have offered normal scholars. He’s a young boy with huge potential and yet they want to go down another route."

Sambou has now confirmed he is an Everton player, and his progression will be one to keep an eye on, potentially following in the footsteps of John Stones, who left Barnsley for the Toffees, and has gone onto become a regular and international.

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