Former Fulham star Liam Rosenior has revealed he is in-the-know over a personal blockade from the family of the Cottagers’ red hot starlet Ryan Sessegnon over a potential move to Tottenham this summer.
The Lilywhites have been heavily linked with a move for the 17-year-old revelation, who has been in sensational form for the Championship side, earning him a place on the PFA Young Player of the Year nominations.
The left-sided flyer has scored 15 goals and chipped in with six assists in his 47 appearances this season, leading to Tottenham’s reported interest, but Rosenior has stated that his family are passionate about him staying at Craven Cottage, and issued a stark warning of his own about leaving too soon.
He told the Bristol Post: “I hear rumours about Tottenham interest. He’s been strongly linked with Spurs with Danny Rose having his problems there.
“He has a very stable family who desperately want him to stay with Fulham to progress his career. That would give him the opportunity to develop very nicely at a fantastic football club.
“He needs to be playing and to be in an environment where he feels comfortable makes sense. My message to him is not to go too early. Look at Dele Alli as an example.
“He had three or four good seasons at MK Dons before going to Spurs and hitting the ground running. There’s no reason that Ryan can’t do the same”
Football Insider verdict
While Rosenior and Sesegnon’s family might be a bit biased towards Fulham, the former Cottager does make a valid point about the development of the youngster. Sure, he might have been thrown into the Championship at a young age but making that step up to the Premier League is another matter – and there will still have to be doubts over he has what it takes to constantly perform. If not, then he is going to be limited to the amount of appearances he makes and then his development stalls. Rosenior uses a good analogy of Dele Alli and perhaps another season in the Championship – or Premier League if Fulham get promoted – would not be the worst thing in the world.
In other Tottenham news, the club are lining up the deal of the summer as Pochettino eyes a stunning reunion.