Coventry City youngster Bassala Sambou is set for a move to the Premier League with a host of top flight clubs keeping tabs on the striker according to the Coventry Telegraph.

The 18 year old is understood to be frustrated with the lack of first team playing opportunities on offer at The Ricoh Arena and has rejected a professional deal with The Sky Blues prompting a chase from higher division clubs for his signature.

The young striker has been in sensational form for Coventry City’s Under 18s and Under 21s sides this season scoring 25 goals including nine goals in this season’s FA Youth Cup as The Sky Blues reached the Fifth Round of the competition. Despite Sambou’s good form, a run in the first team has not been forthcoming and the striker is now set to exit the club.

Sambou was born in Germany and has been with Coventry City since he was 11 years of age. The player has graduated through the various age groups at The Ricoh Arena and manager Tony Mowbray has urged the youngster to bide his time for first team playing opportunities rather than risk a move to a Premier League club and be left playing development league football.

Coventry City will be entitled to compensation if Sambou leaves the club as the player is under 23 years of age.


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