Tottenham have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Fulham speed machine Ryan Sessegnon this summer after the youngster named Spurs as his preferred transfer destination, according to a report.
The Mirror claim on their website that the 17-year-old is the centre of a transfer hunt from both England and overseas, including the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool, but that a move to link up with Mauricio Pochettino and his men would be his number one choice.
This report comes just a day after the Daily Express had stated that it was Liverpool, and not Tottenham, that was Sessegnon’s first choice, having been a Liverpool fan growing up and an admirer of Jurgen Klopp.
The Mirror’s claims state that the teenage sensation, who already has 68 appearances under his belt for the Cottagers, would rather play under Pochettino thanks to his reputation of developing young talents, while being based in north London means he would not have to move cities.
Spurs are reportedly ready to bid £35million for the versatile prodigy, who can play anywhere down the left flank, although Fulham are said to have rated him at £50million.
Football Insider verdict
It appears as though there are mixed signals coming through the media, but this latest report would make a lot of sense. Despite being so highly rated, it must be remembered that Sessegnon is just 17-years-old, and that he has barely any experience of the real world. Being able to offer the opportunity to play at the top end of the Premier League as well as keeping him close to home is a huge boost to Spurs’ chances of signing the youngster, who is evidently destined for the top. Would he get the first team action he might desire? Well moving to any giant of the game is only going to increase competition, but with a lack of out-and-out wingers, he could see himself handed more game time at Spurs than elsewhere, especially if Danny Rose leaves in summer.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have been left as front runners to snap up a £35million-rated international enforcer.