By Richard Parks
Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight at claims from Leroy Rosenior that Spurs could already have agreed the signing of Fulham sensation Ryan Sessegnon this summer.
The former Fulham striker and BBC pundit insisted on the Totally Football Show that “a deal has been done” to sign Sessegnon as he prepares to make a blockbuster summer move to a Premier League big hitter.
Rosenior explained that the dazzling wide man’s “future is already mapped out” amid strong rumours he is heading to Tottenham.
Sessegnon, 17, has emerged as one of the outstanding young players in English football following two eyecatching campaigns for Championship promotion hopefuls Fulham and a series of sensational recent displays, which have yielded five goals from six matches.
Former Fulham defender Sessegnon, who has regularly worked on the BBC as a pundit, does not expect the rising star to remain at Craven Cottage.
“I think that a deal has been done for Ryan as teams have been in for him,” said Rosenior on the Totally Football Show.
“It’s a Premier League side with strong rumours of Tottenham. I wouldn’t be surprised if other sides have been in for him as well.
“He’s stays at Fulham before moving in the summer, his future is already mapped out.”
Tottenham fans are excited about Rosenior’s claims, hailing him as “incredible” and “classy”, and are hoping he does sign with them and not another Premier League competitor instead.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
If your sessegnon you go to spurs. London, lots of England players, and pochettino with developing English players speaks for itself, pochettino will take him to that next level. and he’s more of a winger than left back now
— Cameron Cruickshank (@CJCruickshank96) February 22, 2018
Ryan Sessegnon was born to be @SpursOfficial player…he’s got that classy swagger
— Colin Hulyer (@ColinHulyer) February 22, 2018
If Ryan comes to Spurs what a signing he will be! Huge future ahead of himself will be a England regular regardless by the end of next season
— Addicted To Spurs (@addicted_spurs) February 21, 2018
Let’s hope so. Sell Rose for £40m pick up Sessegnon for nigh on half of that with add Ons. Levy content and quids in.
— Steve Hilliard (@Hackett01) February 21, 2018
Agree, but dont think he is looking like a £50million defender anymore, also Sessegnon is seen more as a winger now, can’t see him being a replacement for rose, more like the new bale! ????
— Steve (@steview6203) February 21, 2018
Incredible signing if this happens
— Simon Moody (@officialsmoody) February 22, 2018
I’d get excitee by Sessegnon because the guy is an animal. He has no right to have neatly 20 goals since July at 17
— Liam (@LiamJM10TV) February 21, 2018
— Sp1p (@Sp1penny) February 21, 2018
What a buy this would be! Quality young man!
— TJ65 (@TJ658) February 22, 2018
Fantastic prospect, question is will Rose have to Google the name?
— Castle Rock Brit (@CastleRockBrit) February 22, 2018
Sessegnon can play anywhere on the flank and swaps between left-back and left midfield on almost a match-by-match basis.
He has scored 12 goals in 32 league matches this season, and also weighed in with four assists, even though over half of those have come in defence.
In other Tottenham news, it can be exclusively revealed that a centre-back has agreed contract terms with Spurs.
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