Report: Tottenham ready double teenage second tier swoop in January - set for £50million deal
Tottenham are lining up a double swoop for the Sessegnon brothers from Championship side Fulham in January, according to a report.
The Mirror claim on their website that Spurs have identified 17-year-old Ryan Sessegnon as the prime replacement for Danny Rose, who is said to be set to leave for Manchester United in a £50million deal.
The report claims that the fleet footed teenager will cost Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the region of £20million, while stating they are also keen on snapping up Ryan’s twin brother Steven, a versatile enforcer.
It is reported that a deal for the teenage duo would cost £30million in total, and while Ryan would be wanted for the first team at Spurs, Steven would be allowed to remain with the Cottagers in the second tier until the summer of 2019.
Both brothers have deals until 2020 with Fulham, both having made their senior debut for the senior squad, Ryan with 53 appearances, Steven with two outings under his belt.
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Tottenham are said to have been tracking Ryan for an extended period and it seems that they have their mind made up over him. At such a young age, he has made an impressive rise to the first team at Fulham, but Spurs are more than just the next step up. They are three or four tiers above the Cottagers, and it could be a steep learning curve if he were to make the move. Rose might have his critics, especially after his comments to the media, but he is a proven international with bags of experience. Replacing him will be no easy task, and it would likely take the youngster a while to even be in with a shout of the first team under Pochettino.
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