The Mirror reported towards the end of July that Tottenham were close to signing Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham for a fee of around £20m this summer.
They expected the deal to be completed in the next week, but said deal never came. We are now into August and ticking towards deadline day, with no word on a definitive signing.
Sessegnon is also said to desire a move to Tottenham before the new season in order to remain in London and work with Poch, a manager who has a proven track record of progressing young, English players (Guardian).
Sky Sports presenter, Dharmesh Sheth, has now revealed what he understands Tottenham’s Sessegnon strategy to be.
He claims that Spurs will let the deal go right down to the wire, close to deadline day, but they will more than likely to get their man.
He adds that the player is currently injured, but will probably move as Fulham would lose him on a free anyway next summer when his contract runs down.
Essentially, it sounds as if Tottenham are going to play hardball with the Championship club as they realise that Sessegnon must be sold now if Fulham want some decent money.
Dharmesh said (The Transfer Show – SkySportsNews – 01/08/2019 – 7 pm – Via The Express): “Listen, Tottenham are still interested in Ryan Sessegnon. The noises I’ve been getting from close to the player are that this one will go towards the end of the window before they try and complete it.
“Tottenham might be looking at it, Sessegnon is in the final year of his contract. Fulham aren’t going to get him to sign a new one, he wants to go to Tottenham and play in the Premier League.
“He’s injured at the moment and rehabbing, Scott Parker is speaking of how he hopes he stays.
“If he does stay, they will lose him for nothing next summer.
“Having said that, the might think that if we keep him, we’ll have a better chance of getting back to the Premier League and then we’ll let him go for free because of the money we’ll get.
“The more likely is that Tottenham will get their hands on Ryan Sessegnon, they’re very interested.”
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