Everton confirmed on Friday that Bassala Sambou has been offered a new contract. The 21-year-old has an uncertain future this summer after struggling for playing time at Goodison Park. Sambou wants first-team football next season, but he’s yet to make his senior debut for the Toffees and remains stuck in the u23s.
The German striker impressed for the reserves last season, scoring and creating 11 goals in 19 Premier League 2 games. He currently finds himself behind Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Cenk Tosun and Richarlison in the pecking order and is unlikely to get any minutes under Silva as a result. Sambou could be willing to leave, but Everton are desperate to keep him.
It’s likely that the former Coventry City man, who joined the Toffees in 2016, would want assurances over playing time in 2019/20 before putting pen to paper on a contract extension. Everton won’t want to lose a young and talented centre-forward for nothing if they can help it too. Since his move from City, Sambou has contributed 25 goals in 60 games for the u23s.
Everton appear more likely to sign a new forward than promote from within, so Sambou might have to consider a move for the sake of his career.