Tottenham’s two-year-long bid to sign Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon could be about to end in tears after a £100million price-tag was slapped on the Craven Cottage goal machine, according to a report.
The Sun on Sunday [print edition, 29 April, page 50] claims that Fulham feel a deal rising up to £100million is more than justified after Sessegnon, 17, was nominated to win the young player of the season award.
It is understood that Spurs have been eyeing up a deal to sign Sessegnon for the past couple of years, but now, in a major development, they could not be further away from getting their man and may have to pursue other targets.
Manchester United are also said to be interested in the left-sided flyer, however Fulham’s price-tag may also even be a step too far for one of the richest clubs in the world.
Sessegnon has been in stunning form for Fulham this season.
He has scored 15 goals and supplied six assists in 47 appearances this term, playing mainly at left-back or on the wing.
Football Insider verdict
Tottenham fans have been demanding Daniel Levy to spend more money over the years, but even they must admit that £100million is a crazy amount to spend on a 17-year-old who has no top-flight experience. Fair play to Fulham, they have every right to cling on to their most prized asset and if they manage to secure promotion this term, it’s likely that he will want to stay for a year. However if they do not go up, it seems likely that Sessegnon would want to leave and that may force Fulham into dropping their asking price. Spurs have to monitor developments very closely.