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Tottenham join Chelsea in the race to sign rising 16-year-old Dutch starlet



Tottenham to rival Chelsea for Stoke youngster Mohamed Sankoh

According to Football Insider (h/t Express), Tottenham Hotspur have entered the race against Chelsea to sign Stoke City youngster Mohamed Sankoh.

The London duo are not the only teams keen on the 16-year-old. Premier League rivals Everton and Scottish champions Celtic are also keen on the striker.

The youngster’s performances have caught the eyes of Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho. He can sign the player for free if Stoke fail to tie him up to a new contract by next month.

Mohamed Sankoh

Mohamed Sankoh has impressed for Stoke City Under-18s (Image Credits: PA Images)

The centre-forward’s youth contract expires in June. He is yet to sign professional terms, which he can do in October the earliest when he turns 17.

Signed from Sparta Rotterdam in 2018, Sankoh has made 16 appearances for the Potters Under-18 side. So far, he has scored an impressive 9 goals and 9 assists.

His talents have seen him get called up for the Dutch Under-16 and Under-17 national teams. Having impressed at Stoke, the youngster is now ready to move to an elite club in order to showcase his skills on a bigger stage.

The addition of the talented youngster will add to the talent coming through at Spurs. The club have the likes of Oliver Skipp, Japhet Tanganga and Troy Parrott coming through while the likes of Jack Clarke and Ryan Sessegnon were signed last season.

Jose Mourinho is impressed by Mohamed Sankoh

Mourinho is a fan of the Dutch youth international

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The financial aftermath of the coronavirus crisis could change the transfer market as we know it. With money already at a premium, Spurs will do well to invest in youth. Beating Chelsea to the youngster will be an added bonus.

Sankoh was also a part of the Netherlands side that were crowned Under-17 European Champions.

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