According to a report by Football Insider, Tottenham have offered a contract to Stoke City rising star Mohamed Sankoh.
The 16-year-old is said to be attracting interest as a result of his performances for the Potters youth ranks.
Reports have indicated that Spurs’ main transfer strategy this summer is to target rising talents rather than established stars with the club looking to be cautious in the wake of the financial crunch caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
It was reported last month that the Lilywhites had their eye on Sankoh and were considering making a move for the centre-forward.
Spurs were said to be battling Everton, Celtic, and Chelsea to land the teenager this summer.
Football Insider now claimSpurs have tried to steal a march on their rivals by offering Sankoh a contract when his deal with the Potters runs out.
The deal would be an initial scholarship which gets converted into a professional contract when he turns 17 in October.
Stoke are said to have been unsuccessful in their attempts to persuade the striker to commit his future to the club.
Spurs Web Opinion
Given our rumoured strategy of going after up and coming stars, I believe this is a transfer that makes sense. I expect us potentially loan Sanokh back to Stoke if we do complete a deal for him this summer. However, the club will need to be wary of where he is loaned out after Jack Clarke’s experience at Leeds this season.
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