Tottenham table mega offer for the next Gareth Bale - report
By Danny Wright
Tottenham have lodged a £25million bid for Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon, according to a report.
The Mirror claims that Spurs have been desperate to sign the 17-year-old and have tabled a mega offer even though he recently put pen-to-paper on a three-year contract at Craven Cottage in June.
However it seems Tottenham’s hopes of sealing their first signing of the summer have been quelled for now as it is said that Fulham have rebuffed the offer from their London rivals and have made it clear that he isn’t for sale at any price.
The report claims that Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal are also keen on the left-back, who is widely seen as becoming the next Gareth Bale thanks to his show-stopping displays on the flank in recent seasons both with Fulham and the England youth sides.
Sessegnon adapted into more of a left midfielder as last season progressed and he ended up scoring seven goals and supplying four assists in 30 appearances across all competitions.
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The Mirror reports that Spurs are also interested in his twin brother Steven, although he has played in Fulham’s senior squad on just one occasion.
Football Insider Verdict
Spurs are yet to make a signing this summer and it appears that they are barking up the wrong tree in their pursuit of Ryan Sessegnon. £25million is a lot of money to turn down for a Championship club like Fulham and they could have easily reinvested that money into their squad to launch a successful promotion campaign. The Cottagers look like they won’t budge on the full-back’s sale and with Tottenham’s reluctance to spend big, they probably won’t go any higher. Their £30million splash on Moussa Sissoko was a big risk last summer and that failed to work out well with the Frenchman’s form looking patchy in north London. Daniel Levy and Pochettino might not be willing to replicate that sort of fee again this year.
In other Tottenham news, one of Spurs’ Premier League rivals have made an approach for this 2016 summer signing.