Everton are keen for out-of-contract striker Bassala Sambou to sign a new contract, The Liverpool Echo reports.
Sambou joined Everton in summer 2016 after leaving Coventry City. He had made one first-team appearance for the Sky Blues but opted to join a Premier League academy.
In 2016, Sambou signed a three-year deal at Goodison Park. But that is set to come to an end this summer and the two parties are yet to agree on an extension.
However, this report claims that Everton want to tie Sambou down with a new deal. After impressing for the U23 team, Sambou is likely to have a new contract offered to him.
The German-born striker has led the line for Everton’s U23 team this season, helping them to lift the Premier League 2 trophy.
With 11 goals in 25 games, Sambou has been knocking on Marco Silva’s door. It remains to be seen whether the 21-year-old will be given a chance in the final two games of the season.
But it looks like he will be sticking around at Everton next year. If he signs a new contract, Sambou’s next step will be senior football.
His only senior football came in the FA Cup with Coventry, although he has played some EFL Trophy games. Everton want Sambou to sign a new deal but he needs to prove he can step up after thriving at youth level.