By Richard Parks
Tottenham have held extensive talks this season about signing Fulham sensation Ryan Sessegnon, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim Spurs are strong favourites to land the 17-year-old left-sided ace, who was named Championship player of the season at the EFL awards on Sunday.
It is said that negotiations have taken place this season and former Fulham striker and BBC pundit Leroy Rosenior is one of many who believe a deal has already been done for Sessegnon to move to White Hart Lane.
Sessegnon has been in sensational form for Fulham, scoring 14 goals in 46 appearances in 2017-18, including 10 in 12 matches to kickstart a golden run for the team at the end of last year.
His performances over the last two seasons have led to a stampede for his services, with Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona all interested in prising him from Craven Cottage.
In addition to player of the year, he also won the Championship’s young player of the season and apprentice of the year awards, and was named in the Championship team of the season.
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 has made the Championship team of the season in his first two campaigns – aged just 16 and 17 – and is now the undisputed 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 the first name on the teamsheet for one where he won’t be. But Tottenham would be a sound move for the wonderkid and Mauricio Pochettino the right manager to develop one of the outstanding talents to emerge from the English game in a generation. If indeed it is a done deal, Spurs fans should be giddy with excitement.
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