Opinion: I am all for Spurs spending money – but this sounds like an awful deal

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Dom Le Roy

When I first read that Tottenham were looking to sign Ryan Sessegnon this summer by using Josh Onomah as an incentive, I was over the moon.

It could see Spurs actually introduce a new player to their squad, as well as saving money by offloading one who clearly has no future at the club.

However, my mind instantly changed when I read the price that Tottenham have supposedly put on the table. I’d be surprised if Fulham didn’t bite their hand off!

Ryan Sessegnon has just one year left on his contract. Fulham have just a couple of days left to sell him to an English club before the window shuts. He could leave on a free next summer. He wants to come to Spurs (Guardian). Everything points to a simple move!

The Mirror reported in late July that Spurs would likely soon tie up a £20m deal for the winger, which I thought was just about value for money.

Sessegnon had a poor season in the Prem last time out and only has one year left on his contract, but he is a fantastic prospect, so everybody wins.

However, reports about this new offer state that Spurs are offering £30m plus Onomah to get the deal done (Mirror). I think this is way over what Sessegnon is worth in this market and would much rather see Spurs wait and take him on a free.

TransferMarkt claims Onomah is worth £2.7m, although I would say closer to £5m. £32-35m for a 19-year-old with only 12-months left on his contract, who plays for a Championship club?

Not for me.

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  1. He was a massive flop last year and his entire value is based on a one season wonder in the championship- which reminds me of Tom Ince. Ince is currently worth £7m on transfermarket which is probably where Ryan will be in a few dissapointing years time.


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