By Richard Parks
Tottenham have agreed to sign Ryan Sessegnon but his arrival time depends upon how Fulham fare in the play-offs, according to a report.
French football site Paris United claim Paris Saint-Germain have held a number of meetings with the 17-year-old left-sided ace, who was recently named Championship player of the season, but are set to lose out to Spurs for his signature.
It is said that Sessegnon has agreed personal terms with the north Londoners, who have also agreed a deal with his club Fulham.
Paris United report the only hurdle remaining to the transfer is whether Sessegnon joins this summer or is loaned back to the west Londoners next season, with the latter to happen if Fulham succeed in winning the Championship play-offs.
Football Insider verdict:
Sessegnon already looks too good, too clinical to be restricted to a left-back role, even a wing-back position. The 17-year-old with the world at his feet is emerging as a matchwinner and prolific goalscorer. He has made the Championship team of the season in his first two campaigns – aged just 16 and 17 – and was named the division’s best player for 2017-18. In 49 appearances for Fulham this season, he has scored 15 goals, including a remarkable 11 in a goal-machine style spell since Boxing Day. Naturally, that doesn’t mean the left footer could play for a Champions League calibre club like Spurs every week, and Sessegnon appears to be aware of that, with a loan-back deal in the pipeline if Fulham win the play-offs later this month. Tottenham would be a better move for him than somewhere like PSG. Mauricio Pochettino has an excellent track record of developing and trusting in youth, and, with a deal seemingly all but done, it appears that Sessegnon is putting his career progression first rather than simply going for the deal that will swell his bank balance.
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