Sidibe signs professional contract with Stoke

Stoke player Sol Sidibe warming up for a match
Sol Sidibe is the son of former Stoke and Mali striker Mamady [Rex Features]

Teenager Sol Sidibe has signed his first professional contract with Stoke City, having broken into the club's first-team squad last season.

Sidibe, 17, has agreed a three-year contract, having made eight appearances in the 2023-24 campaign.

The midfielder, whose father Mamady played for the Potters in the Premier League, has also represented England at Under-18 level.

"Sol is clearly a player of significant potential and someone who has a real understanding of what it means to represent Stoke City having been with the club since he was eight," sporting director Jonathan Walters told the club's website.

"He's a great example to others on our pathway of what can be achieved, even in a relatively short space of time, if you show the right dedication and commitment."