According to a report from Kicker, Stuttgart have won the race to sign Stoke City striker Mohamed Sankoh, who was reportedly also on Tottenham’s radar.
Sankoh is considered one of the most outstanding talents in Dutch football, having played an important part in helping the Netherlands Under-17s’ march to the European Championship title in 2019.
The 16-year-old has also dazzled on occasion for Stoke’s Under-19s and Under-23s and his performances have made the youngster a wanted man across Europe.
Football Insider reported two months ago that Tottenham had offered Sankoh an initial scholarship, to be converted into a professional contract when he turns 17 in October.
However, it now looks as if Stuttgart are set to win the race for the youngster with Kicker reporting that the forward is having a medical at the German second division club.
The report asserts that Sankoh rejected approaches from Spurs, as well as Atalanta and AC Milan, in order to sign for Stuttgart.
Spurs Web Opinion
German clubs have become quite attractive destinations for talented young players. Not only are players more likely to get first-team opportunities at German sides but the quality and importance of the league make it quite easy for players to put themselves in the shop window if they play well. With German clubs successfully marketing themselves as ideal environments for young players to grow (a bit like Dutch clubs from a decade or two ago), I believe we will see a lot more young players gravitating towards the Bundesliga and second division.
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