Deal all but done: Tottenham in advanced talks to sign left-footed goal machine - journalist
By Richard Parks
Tottenham are in advanced talks to sign Fulham sensation Ryan Sessegnon, according to a reliable journalist.
Marc Benamram, a freelance Spurs correspondent, claimed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon that Spurs are confident “a deal can be done” for the 17-year-old wide player.
Benamram explained that Tottenham have been in negotiations with the Championship high flyers about signing Sessegnon since January in a bid to fend off interest from rival clubs.
As I’ve stated 1000 times – Spurs have prioritised Ryan Sessegnon and have been in advanced talks with Fulham since January.
— Marc Benamram (@MarcBenamram) April 3, 2018
Sessegnon has been in sensational form for Fulham this season, scoring 14 goals in 42 appearances, including 10 in the last 16 matches.
His performances over the last two seasons have led to inevitable rumours of a move away from Craven Cottage, with Spurs most heavily linked to landing him.
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Football Insider verdict:
If any Championship player, young gun or otherwise, can make the step up from England’s second tier to the Premier League, it is the brilliant Sessegnon, a left back turned left midfield goal machine with the world at his feet. He made the Championship team of the season in his debut campaign as a 16-year-old and is set to do so again a year later. He is not just absurdly precocious, he is probably the best player in the division. Naturally, that doesn’t mean the left footer could play for a Champions League calibre club like Spurs every week, and Sessegnon must be careful to leave a team where he is one of the first names on the teamsheet for one where he won’t be. But Tottenham have an excellent record of developing youthful talent, and it would be a smart move from the wonderkid to link up with a manager like Mauricio Pochettino.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club are working on a deal to sign a 29-year-old left footer who would be a sensational signing.