Tottenham have set their sights on Fulham prospect Ryan Sessegnon as a potential successor for current full-back Danny Rose, according to a report.
The Telegraph claims that the England international is set to leave the North London club following his comments about the club in the summer and also failing to secure a regular place in the starting lineup on his return to injury.
The newspaper reports that Manchester United are interested in snapping up Rose and Spurs believe that Fulham’s 17-year-old would be the perfect candidate to replace him.
The report claims Tottenham approached the Championship side about the teenager’s availability during the summer but a move failed to materialise.
Fulham will reportedly set an asking price of around £30million for the youngster with fellow top-flight rivals United, Liverpool and Chelsea also keen to secure his signature.
Although he has been deployed as a left full-back, Sessegnon has proven himself to be a serious attacking threat, notching up seven goals and producing five assists in all competitions last season.
The teenager has continued his fine goalscoring form this season, contributing with his first ever hat-trick for Fulham against Sheffield United last week.
Sessegnon currently has three years remaining on his contract at Craven Cottage.
Football Insider verdict
Tottenham supporters will surely be disappointed with the prospect of once again losing one of their top players to Premier League rivals after Kyle Walker signed for Manchester City in the summer. However, Sessegnon has already demonstrated that he has the potential to become one of the finest full-backs in the country and he would be an ideal player to step up if Rose decides to leave Tottenham. Spurs boss Pochettino has a fantastic record of developing English youngster into top players and under his guidance, Sessegnon could potentially become a regular for the England national team in the foreseeable future.
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