Report: Celtic are interested in Dutch youth international Mohamed Sankoh

By John McGinley

July 11, 2020

Celtic are showing interest in Stoke City youngster Mohamed Sankoh this summer, website Football Insider reports.

The Scottish champions have been pretty quiet on the transfer front since the end of the season, only confirming a loan extension for talented attacking midfielder Mohamed Elyounoussi.

While we have been extensively linked with goalkeepers following the departure of Fraser Forster back to Southampton, the club will have a number of other priorities before the current window closes later this year.

One of those priorities, like last year, may be to bolster our development and youth squads with exceptional talent emerging at English clubs.

The Hoops brought in players such as Jeremie Frimpong, Luca Connell and Lee O’Connor last year with the former already making a big impact in Neil Lennon’s first-team.

Football Insider reports we are now keen on Dutch youth international forward Mohamed Sankoh.

He is still just 16 but is already impressing at older age groups, featuring for Stoke’s U18 and U23 sides.

Over the last two seasons in the U18 Premier League he’s netted nine goals and assisted nine more in 16 appearances (Transfermarkt).

Reported Celtic target Mohamed Sankoh / (Photo By Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

That’s put him on the radar of Celtic and big clubs in England, including Chelsea and Spurs, according to the report.

Available for a compensation fee, Sankoh could be a fine budget addition to our reserves outfit where he can play alongside other talents like Karamoko Dembele.

With a clearer path to the first-team compared to cash-rich clubs in England, we could just be the perfect destination for his development.