As per a report from Goal’s Nizaar Kinsella, Sankoh has attracted the interest of Chelsea and ... Atlético Madrid? ... with his brilliant performances at the U18 level. He was the youngest member (just 15) of the Netherlands squad (including Ian Maatsen) that won the 2019 European U-17 Championship, a tournament that also featured Lewis Bate for England.
A centre-forward by definition, Sankoh has 9 goals and 9 assists in 16 appearances in the U18 Premier League despite being just 16. He has a goal every 142 minutes on average, which is better than what the likes of Rhian Brewster and Michael Obafemi achieved at that level.
The Championship could be hit even more by the ongoing pandemic, and there is a strong possibility that Stoke City could decide to cash in on their talented young striker, even if for a small fee, in order to balance their books.
Chelsea’s Youth Revolution this season has been a trend-setter, and Frank Lampard’s trust in youth will surely be noticed by other youngsters as well. While Chelsea’s academy is world class, we can never have too much talent in the youth ranks.