Tottenham have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Fulham speed machine Ryan Sessegnon this summer after the Cottagers slapped a sensational £100million price tag on his head, according to a report.
The Sun claim on their website that the 17-year-old, who has broken onto the scene in the last two season’s with his dazzling performances, has had the asking price, which would be a record-breaking spend for an English player, placed on him by Fulham in a bid to ward of potential suitors, including Spurs and Manchester United.
It is said that Tottenham are in double trouble over capturing the youngster, with the £100million beyond what they would be able to afford, while they already have two left backs in the shape of Ben Davies and Danny Rose.
Football Insider verdict
The price tag of £100million is absolutely staggering but you can sort of understand why Fulham are demanding such an extraordinary fee, for he seems an extraordinary talent. At 17, he is already taking the Championship by storm and if Fulham fail to come up to the Premier League via the play-offs, then there is every chance he will be strutting his stuff in the top flight come next season. His 15 goals and six assists, for someone who has regularly played at right back, is a stunning achievement and it is only a matter of time until he makes the leap up – but will that be to Manchester United or Tottenham? At the moment, the Red Devils have to be firm favourites for the fee slapped on his head is way beyond the sort of figure Daniel Levy would be willing to splash out, and the Cottagers’ fate in the play offs could well determine whether that asking price remains in the summer.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club must launch a shock swap swoop for a Manchester City maestro this summer.