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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