Stoke City have endured a difficult season.
The Championship club are currently battling against relegation and sit 21st, just one point clear of the drop zone ahead of the weekend’s fixtures.
They have lost 22 games this term, a number that is only beaten by Luton Town in 23rd.
And as the summer transfer window looms, it has become clear that the Potters face a major battle to keep their biggest prospects.
Mohamed Sankoh is one such talented youngster, who has been playing in the Under-18 Premier League for the club’s youth teams.
Per Football Insider, there is interest in Sankoh from a number of elite clubs, as the window nears.
He has made 16 appearances for the club at U18 level, scoring nine goals and registering nine assists.
A Netherlands U17 international, Sankoh previously played for Sparta Rotterdam, scoring eight goals in eight games for the U17s and two in two for the U19s.
Now it appears that a transfer battle is in the offing; Football Insider reports that Chelsea are currently leading the race, but Tottenham Hotspur have offered him a contract, while Everton and Celtic are also interested.
He would only cost a compensatory fee to Stoke, meaning they could miss out on a fortune if he does depart.
GIVEMESPORT’s Harry Sherlock says…
Sankoh is an exciting, prodigious talent.
He has kept scoring goals for the club’s U18 side, with them fifth currently in the Premier League north.
That is a higher position than Manchester United and Wolves, two top league sides.
His goalscoring has been genuinely exceptional and he is a quick, technically gifted striker who can finish with both feet.
He also offers the ability to hold the ball up and play in is team-mates, and he would be a shining light in any club’s academy.News Now - Sport News