Paul Robinson has admitted that he is excited by Stoke wonderkid Mohamed Sankoh and his potential amidst rumours that Spurs are eyeing a move for the striker.
Tottenham’s main transfer strategy this summer is reportedly to go after rising talents rather than established stars as the club want to be cautious in the wake of the financial crunch caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Sankoh is one of the youngsters who Spurs are said to have their eye on this summer (Football Insider). The young centre-forward is yet to break into the Stoke first-team but has caught the eye with his performances for the Under-19s.
It is said that the striker, who has already been capped by Holland at Under-17 level, has his heart set on a move to an elite club this summer.
Tottenham are said to be locked in a battle with Everton, Celtic, and Chelsea to land the Stoke youngster.
Robinson expects the Lilywhites to loan the striker out immediately if they manage to sign him.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Spurs goalkeeper said: “It is not going to be a move with a view to going straight into the first team.
“Under Pochettino, Spurs brought in a lot of young talent and then loaned them out to other teams. I think it would be a buy with a view to loaning him back to Stoke or another team.
“You clearly have a lot of potential if Spurs, Everton and Celtic are looking at you.
“Spurs and Everton I suspect would send him out on loan to continue to develop and then bring him into the plans. At Celtic, he would have more of a chance of breaking into the first team.
“He is clearly highly thought of in the game if those teams are looking at him.”
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At 16 years of age, Sankoh certainly isn’t ready yet to make the transition to the first-team and likely needs a couple of more years to be ready. So, we will likely send him back to Stoke if we sign him. However, it is interesting to note that Jose has continued Pochettino’s policy of keeping the youngsters he rates at Spurs (Parrott, Skipp, Tanganga, Cirikin etc) while loaning out the ones who don’t really seem to have a pathway to the first team.
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