Opinion: Why Tottenham should stay away from Ryan Sessegnon

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon this summer, with the Mirror expecting the North London side to sign him late last month.

However, a deal has still yet to be reached between the two clubs, despite the fact that Sessegnon himself is said to want the move (Guardian).

The 19-year-old has just one year remaining on his contract, meaning that Fulham will have to either sell up now or risk losing him on a free in the summer of 2020.

Sessegnon caught the eye of many in the Championship in 2017/18 when he scored an impressive 16 goals from the wing. However, in his first Prem season, he only managed two (Wikipedia).

While I believe he could be a great prospect for the future, with teenage starlets it is always hard to tell whether they are going to meet their potential.

£25m (Sun) is a lot of money, even in this market, and I would stay away if I were Spurs. Here’s my thinking:

If Spurs want Sessegnon as a left-back, Danny Rose and Ben Davies are currently better and more experienced options. If they want him as a winger, Heung Min Son and Lucas Moura are better options.

I would rather see Tottenham spend the extra £25m towards a position like a playmaker, right-back, or back-up striker and bank of getting Sessegnon on a free.

I am a big fan of his, but if he does really want to come to Spurs, he will happily do so on a free. A year of full first-team football at Fulham could also do him some good.

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  1. Agree totally.
    Get Sessegnon on a free next year – and if the lad is as keen on Spurs as they say he is – he will come. 1st team football in the Championship will do him good. Let Rose and Davies cover as they have before on the Left.
    The 25 million can be be used to make up the difference to expectations for Lo Celso and Bruno and sign them up, as well as get Sen to sign a contract with a fair and generous enhanced weekly wage – could be 225K per week also.


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