Report: Stoke winger Sobhi has interest from four Premier League clubs

Theo Walcott of Everton and Ramadan Sobhi of Stoke City battle for the ball during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Everton at Bet365 Stadium on March 17, 2018 in Stoke on...

The Stoke City youngster has been starved of first-team opportunities, with Egyptian reports quoting both him and his agent as wanting to leave this summer.

#14 Ramadan Sobhi of Egypt in action during the International Friendly between Egypt and Greece at the Letzigrund Stadium on March 27, 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Relegation strugglers Stoke City signed 21-year-old Ramadan Sobhi from Al Ahly for around £5million in July 2016, but he has since started just 18 Premier League games.

And despite being in Paul Lambert's first choice XI for their last two games against Everton and Arsenal - both defeats - it is clear the flying winger wants out.

Ramadan Sobhi of Stoke City and David Ospina of Arsenal challenge for the ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Stoke City at Emirates Stadium on April 1, 2018 in London,...

The Stoke Sentinel reports 19-capped Ramadan telling an Egyptian TV channel: "I hope to be able to perform well for Stoke, so I can be with Egypt at the World Cup.

"I hope we do well at the World Cup - and then I can start thinking about leaving the club."

But his agent, Nader Shawky, has gone one step further, claiming Sobhi is wanted by a host of clubs wanting to keep his client in the top flight, with the Potters looking to be sinking into the Championship for the first time since 2008.

Everton's Irish defender Seamus Coleman (R) controls the ball with Stoke City's Egyptian midfielder Ramadan Sobhi (C) follows during the English Premier League football match between Stoke...

He told an Egyptian radio station: "I have four offers from Premier League clubs for Ramadan, but the offers have not reached Stoke City yet.

"So far it is not yet clear if Stoke will remain in the Premier League or not. We will see what happens. I will sit down with them in May."

(L-R) Egypt's Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Tarek Hamed, Essam El-Hadary, Mohamed Salah, Saleh Gomaa, Ahmed Fathy, Mohamed Elneny, Hassan Ahmed, Ramadan Sobhi, Ahmed Hegazi, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy...

In a bid to unite him with fellow countryman Mo Salah, Liverpool have already been strongly linked with the player, having tracked him before he joined Stoke. 

Salah has even reportedly recommended the pacy star to Jurgen Klopp as a potential summer signing.

The youngster is under contract at the bet365 Stadium until 2021, and it would reportedly cost around £15million to prise him out of Staffordshire. 

 

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