Report: Problem arises in Spurs’ quest to sign Ryan Sessegnon

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Dom Le Roy

Despite his impressive 2017/18 campaign with Fulham, Ryan Sessegnon remained at Craven Cottage for Fulham’s first season in the Premier League since 2013/14.

Sessegnon caught the eye of many in the Championship and Spurs were amongst the earliest pursuers. Last February it was reported that Spurs were ready to table a £35 million offer for the English youngster (The Telegraph).

Now, over a year later, Tottenham have reportedly reignited their interest in Fulham’s Sessegnon following their relegation from the top-flight.

Earlier on Sessegnon had remained coy on his future stating that: “I’m still a Fulham player, contracted until 2020.”

“So I’m still a Fulham player and in terms of that, that’s all I can say at the moment.” (Daily Star).

However, the renewed interest in Sessegnon comes after it was reported that he would not renew his contract with Fulham when it runs out next year (Guardian).

Promising news for Spurs fans now suggests that Sessegnon is likely to remain in London even after he leaves Fulham. According to the Daily Star, Sessegnon has snubbed the chance to move to Manchester United, with Tottenham his preferred destination.

However, the stumbling block now seems to be the price tag. With Fulham wanting up to £45 million for the player, Tottenham are reportedly only willing to pay £22 million for the 19-year-old.

Although it seemed Spurs were willing to pay more for the youngster last year, now, with only a year left on Sessegnon’s contract, Spurs seem to be haggling over the price.

Spurs Web Opinion

Sessegnon looks an ideal fit for Spurs. He’s young, hungry and a perfect option at left-wing back / left wing.

After his impressive season in the Championship for Fulham he clearly has bags of potential. Being only 19 years of age, Sessegnon would obviously have a lot to learn at the top-level but Pochettino would be the perfect man to help him mature and develop as a player.

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  1. I suspect folk are making up numbers here. Fulham cannot believe a 19 year old with 1 year left on his contract who did nothing in the Prem can be worth £45m, especially when compensation in a year’s time will be 1/20th of this. Spurs won’t pay £22m either for what still remains a punt. He’s worth £10m max or we simply wait another 6 months and buy him for less in January….Ergo, Fulham and Spurs are likely haggling in the £10m-£15m range.

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