Bassala Sambou has an uncertain future at Everton this summer. The 21-year-old is out of contract in a matter of weeks and has rejected a two-year deal as he wants first-team football next season. Sambou has interest from clubs in the Championship, League One and Swedish side Ostersunds, but the Toffees are trying to convince him to sign a new deal.
According to Phil Kirkbride of the Liverpool Echo, Sambou’s future could be confirmed on Friday when Everton release their retained list. The German-born striker has impressed for the u23s – 11 goals in 25 games in 2018/19 – and is looking for a promotion to the senior squad. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Cenk Tosun are ahead of Sambou in the pecking order.
Everton are looking for a new centre-forward this summer, with Marcel Brands wanting a striker who can hold the ball up and provide mobility in the final third, so it doesn’t appear they’re considering for an internal solution. Sambou has done all he can to impress Marco Silva, but his only option left may be to leave the Toffees.
He joined from Coventry City in 2016 and has gone on to make 60 appearances for the u23s, scoring and creating 25 goals.