By Dominic Toner
Fulham teenager Ryan Sessengon starred in a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa on Easter Monday – and Tottenham fans have urged Mauricio Pochettino to sign the reported target in the summer.
The 16-year-old is enjoying a breakout season at Craven Cottage and has taken the Championship by storm.
The Englishman is a left-back by trade, but his attacking exploits have seen him pushed into a more advanced role.
He featured as Fulham’s left winger on Monday and scored his seventh goal of the season across all competitions.
The Daily Mail reported in February that Spurs were keen on signing youngster Sessengnon and were leading the Europe-wide race for his signature.
Spurs fans have rallied on social media to demand the emerging talent is purchased for next season as they feel he could become a star.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I seriously WANT Sessegnon at Spurs
— Charlotte Smith (@smithyspurs1985) April 17, 2017
— stojan arbutina (@stoyanovic_arby) April 17, 2017
Ryan Sessegnon 🔥🔥
— Kai (@Thfc18) April 17, 2017
This 16 year old Fulham lad Ryan Sessegnon is going to flourish under Poch at Spurs next season,he's the real deal.His bro played for Dover.
— Pearcey (@Pearcey___) April 17, 2017
Be great to see us sign Ryan Sessegnon. He is 16/17 … bags of potential, Pochettino would make him some player. Left wing back rotate with
— SpursNews (@SpursNews1961) April 17, 2017
Sessegnon is going to be quality. Spurs should be all over him asap.
— AJS (@AJSturt) April 17, 2017
Sessegnon has become an important first team player for Fulham at the age of 16 and has helped them fight for a play-off spot this season.
The versatile youngster has now made 27 senior appearances this campaign and been trusted by manager Slavisa Jokanovic.
He is working his way up England’s youth teams and has made seven appearances for the Under-19s side.
Sessegnon has been tipped to become a future star and Jamie Redknapp has dubbed him the ‘next Ashley Cole’.
In other Tottenham transfer news, they are set to meet the £25.5million valuation of a Bundesliga midfielder.