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Tottenham to rival Chelsea in battle for Championship starlet

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Tottenham are the latest club to show an interest in highly-rated Stoke City youngster Mohamed Sankoh, who looks set to leave the Potters in the coming months. 

The 16-year-old forward has been prolific at youth level in recent years and his form has caught the eye, with reports emerging recently suggesting that Chelsea and Atletico Madrid had been watching Sankoh.

And, Football Insider have revealed that Spurs are now tracking the teenager as they look to tempt him to North London.

Sankoh’s current youth deal with the Potters expires next month and whilst the club have been eager to keep one of their most talented youngsters, no new contract has been agreed.

Worryingly, the latest update suggests that the player has his ‘heart set’ on a move away from Staffordshire, as he looks to link up with an elite club in order to improve his game in the coming years. Spurs are hoping that their reputation for bringing youngsters through and their facilities will ensure Sankoh joins them over the other interested teams.

The verdict

There’s no denying that this is a setback for Stoke as it appears inevitable that the Dutch U17 international is going to leave and the Championship outfit aren’t going to get a fee that reflects his potential.

Unfortunately, that’s what happens in football today and you would imagine that the club have done all they can to tie him down in recent weeks and months.

The one positive for Stoke is that it proves they have talent coming through, with the likes of Tyrese Campbell and Nathan Collins two have forced their way into the first-team and it shows the younger lads who want to stay that there is a pathway at the club if they stay.

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