Everton set to poach exciting young striker

Everton look set to land one of League Ones most exciting prospect as the Coventry Telegraph revealed that the club are set to land 18 year old striker Bassala Sambou from Coventry City.

The young striker has held off signing a professional contract with the club he has been with since he was 11 and now the Premier League club are set to swoop.

Sambou has 25 goals in all competitions for Coventry Citys under 18 and under 21 teams but will join the toffees in the close season.

“We are just a victim of when players come out of their scholarship and there’s a natural gap between their first year professional contract and there’s a window of opportunity to leave if they want to,” said Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray, who revealed that City offered him more than the going rate to keep him.

“They have taken up that option not to sign after we made a pretty good offer beyond what we might have offered normal scholars. He’s a young boy with huge potential and yet they want to go down another route.

“I had long chats with him and his advisors and think the career path would be much better at this club than going to the Premier League and finding himself in a pool of 20 or 30 under 21-year-olds all striving for the same thing and where he might never surface, of course, whereas here I think he would have possibly been around our first team squad and maybe off the bench and getting some first team minutes next season.

“But they have taken the decision to move on and let’s see where his career goes from here.”


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