Jimmy Bullard believes signing for Tottenham would be the perfect move for Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon this summer.
The Soccer AM host is a huge admirer of the 17-year-old, who can play at left-back or left-wing.
The former Fulham and Hull midfielder expects the asking price for the teenage sensation to be between £35million and £50million, but Bullard reckons Spurs would be the ideal place for him to justify such a fee.
Bullard is urging the youngster to make the short move across London to join Mauricio Pochettino’s men.Writing in his column for sports betting company, BetBright, Bullard, said: “I’ve got to be honest, I’ve kept my eye on this youngster for a while and when I was shooting ‘You Know The Drill’ for Soccer AM, he took part against me and you can just tell how naturally gifted he is.
He added: “I have a lot of close friends who are Fulham fans and they think the world of him – they’re absolutely raving about him! They think he’s the best thing to have come out of the football club!He’s already scored 12 goals from left-back this season all out of neutral play and again, I’m not surprised to hear the rumors of a potential move to Spurs in the summer.
Bullard went on to say: @After some thought, if I was the boy’s Old Man, I’d think that’s absolutely the right move for him at this stage of his career. Let’s have it right, Fulham won’t let him go for nothing – the asking price will be between £30-£50 million – so if Spurs do shell out that amount of cash then there’s no way he’s not playing.”
Under Pochettino’s guidance, young English players such as Harry Kane and Dele Alli have realised their huge potential – and Bullard believes the Argentine would be a positive influence on Sessegnon too.
He added: “Spurs are becoming one of the biggest teams in Europe now, they’ve got a new stadium on the way, they’re building a top-class side with plenty of English talent in there and they’ve got a top, top manager. So, if the move did go ahead this summer, then I think it would be fantastic for the lad.”
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