Everton risk losing young striker Bassala Sambou this summer. According to The Liverpool Echo, Sambou has turned down a new two-year deal to remain at Everton.
Sambou’s contract expires this summer and he will be available for transfer. Several clubs are keen on the youngster, including Swedish side Ostersunds and some Football League clubs.
The 21-year-old joined Everton on a three-year deal from Coventry City in 2016 and that comes to an end soon. After he fired 11 goals for Everton’s title-winning U23 side, the Merseyside club want him to stay.
But Sambou’s future is up in the air. He has failed to agree on fresh terms because he wants first-team assurances. But Everton cannot promise him senior game time.
The German-born striker has never played a senior game for the Toffees. His only flavour of first-team football has come in the Checkatrade Trophy and during his one senior appearance for Coventry.
He recognises that the next step in his career is to step up and play first-team football. After scoring 19 goals in 60 games for Everton’s U23 team, Sambou might move on.
The route to the first-team is blocked at the moment so he is weighing up his alternative options. Everton want his future sorted quickly after he initially rejected their two-year offer.