According to the Stoke Sentinel, Stoke City are now bracing themselves for Mohamed Sankoh’s exit this summer.
It’s claimed that Stoke have offered Sankoh a new long-term deal, but he is now expected to leave when his contract expires this summer with big clubs circling.
Boss Michael O’Neill has allegedly spoken to Sankoh in an effort to convince him to stay, but it looks to have fallen on deaf ears.
Sankoh, 16, hit 11 goals in 12 games before the global pandemic, and he has also bagged one goal in three caps for the Dutch Under-17’s.
Formerly of Sparta Rotterdam, Sankoh is now a wanted man, though any club that signs him must pay training compensation – and the fee would be higher if the club that signs him is English.
Kicker recently reported that Tottenham want to sign Sankoh, with Spurs seemingly viewing him as another exciting striker to add to Troy Parrott and Kion Etete.
However, that report suggested that Stuttgart believed they could win the race for Sankoh, having held encouraging talks with the teenager.
News that Stoke now expect Sankoh to leave may boost Tottenham’s hopes, but there is still plenty of work to do if they want to bring him to North London.