Former PL star backs Tottenham to snap up £50m-rated goal machine adored by fans
Former Fulham and Hull City star Jimmy Bullard has backed Tottenham to snap up Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon in what he feels would be the perfect move for the youngster.
The 17-year-old left back has been a revelation for the Cottagers and has established a reputation of being one of the brightest talents in English football.
Operating as either a full back or a winger, the pacy wide man has been a goal machine for the London club, having already netted 12 goals and chipped in with four assists in his 33 Championship outings this season.
His fine performances have led to reports of Tottenham eyeing up a swoop for the prodigal talent, and Bullard feels that the north London side would be the ideal place for him to develop into a future star, despite being adored by Fulham supporters, and rates him at up to £50million.
Writing in his column for BetBright, he said: “I have a lot of close friends who are Fulham fans and they think the world of him – they’re absolutely raving about him! They think he’s the best thing to have come out of the football club!
“I’m not surprised to hear the rumors of a potential move to Spurs in the summer. I’d think that’s absolutely the right move for him at this stage of his career.
“Fulham won’t let him go for nothing – the asking price will be between £30-£50 million. Spurs are becoming one of the biggest teams in Europe now.
“They’ve got a new stadium on the way, they’re building a top-class side with plenty of English talent in there and they’ve got a top, top manager. If the move did go ahead this summer, then I think it would be fantastic for the lad.”
Since breaking into the senior squad at Craven Cottage, Sessegnon has made 66 appearances, scoring 19 goals and providing eight assists for his team mates, and has been a driving force behind the club’s push for a play off spot this season, currently sitting in fifth.