According to Football Insider, Everton have ‘scouted’ Mohamed Sankoh ‘extensively’ and have ‘made a move’ for the 16-year-old. Sankoh can’t sign a professional contract at Stoke City until he’s 17, so clubs are free to make a move and the Potters can’t ‘stop him leaving’.
Football Insider say Chelsea are one of many sides interested and would have to pay compensation to procure his signature. Sankoh has already progressed from the U18s (16 appearances, nine goals, nine assists) to the U23s (eight appearances, one assist) and may be on the fringes of the first-team.
Everton have Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Moise Kean at their disposal, but Carlo Ancelotti has been linked with a host of strikers this summer. Odsonne Edouard (Celtic), Martin Braithwaite (Barcelona), Andrea Belotti (Torino), Victor Osimhen (LOSC Lille) and Sardar Azmoun (Zenit St Petersburg) are on the Toffees’ radar, but they’re also planning for the future.
Joe Gelhardt, Anthony Weston, Joe Hugill and Gabriel Veron are other teenage strikers that Everton have been linked with. Whether Sankoh will choose the Toffees over Chelsea remains to be seen, however. Under Frank Lampard, the Londoners have enjoyed success with a young squad, so they may be an attractive club for the Stoke man. Time will tell.