Pundit explains why Spurs’ rumoured move for transfer target is shrewd business

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According to The Daily Mail, Tottenham are confident of sealing a £25 million deal for Fulham wide man Ryan Sessegnon.

The 19-year-old has only one year left on his contract with the Cottagers and could move for free next summer.

While Sessegnon failed to live up to expectations in his first season of Premier League football, he did show signs of promise towards the end of the season. The England Under-21 international made 35 appearances last season, scoring twice.

After Fulham’s relegation, the teenager is said to be keen to continue playing his in the top flight.

Former England international Danny Mills has suggested that £25m deal for Sessegnon would be astute business by Spurs.

The 42-year-old said that even if the youngster doesn’t make it at Tottenham, the club will likely still be able to sell him on for double of what they paid for him.

Speaking to Football Insider, Mills said: “I understand why Tottenham are looking at him as a player. They might be thinking: ‘Okay, we can get him out of Fulham because maybe relegation makes him cheaper.’

“It’s all down to negotiations, it’s like buying a house – if you want it and you’re desperate for it, sometimes you have to pay a little bit more. If you’re desperate to sell, sometimes you have to let it go for a little bit cheaper.

“Tottenham buying for £20-25million, they sell him for 30, 40, 50 two or three seasons down the line. From Tottenham’s perspective, it looks like it would be decent business.”

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While Sessegnon had a disappointing season, £25 million is certainly a bargain given the prices being branded about at the moment. He is clearly a talented player and Pochettino might just be the man to get him to live up to his potential.

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