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Bassala Sambou scores crucial first goal for Fortuna Sittard since rejecting Everton contract offer

Everton will spend the October international break in the relegation zone after their wretched recent run of form continued against Burnley at the weekend. Newcastle United’s win over Manchester United yesterday saw the Magpies leapfrog Marco Silva’s side who have started the new campaign poorly. 

Meanwhile, a player who rejected a new contract at the club in the summer has just scored his first goal for his new club. 

Bassala Sambou left Everton this summer to join Dutch side Fortuna Sittard. As reported by the Liverpool Echo in June, the talented attacker rejected a new two-year deal at Finch Farm in order to find first-team football elsewhere. 

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It was disappointing for Everton, who fought hard to sign the player from Coventry City back in 2016. 

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But the German-born attacker clearly felt the time had come to play regular football elsewhere and he was immediately linked with a return to Germany or a move to Sweden.

In the end, he headed to the Netherlands, joining the Eredivisie side on a three-year deal. 

Yesterday, the 21-year-old had a day to remember, as he scored his first goal for his new club. Sambou scored the fourth goal in a crucial 4-2 win over Dutch giants Feyenoord at the Fortuna Stadion. It was the club’s first win of the season and Sambou can be pleased with his efforts. 

Time will tell if Everton lives to regret not convincing Sambou to stay, but hopefully, this is the first of many goals in Holland for the talented attacker.

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