Tottenham Hotspur are leading the race to sign Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon amid interest from Manchester United and PSG.
According to Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are in pole position in the pursuit of Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, who is also courted by Manchester United and PSG. The England prodigy is destined to leave Craven Cottage in the summer following Fulham’s relegation this season, meaning he could be available on a cut-price.
Sessegnon was valued around £50 million by Fulham last summer but with the Cottagers already relegated to the Championship, they are believed to be asking around £40 million, as per Daily Mail.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is known to be a huge admirer of Sessegnon, who has made 30 Premier League appearances for Fulham this season. And the Spurs are likely to go all out for this England youngster in the summer, having failed to sign a single player in the previous two transfer windows.
Sessegnon’s addition to the club will provide Pochettino with more options in the wide-midfield department, where the Argentine has struggled with lack of resources this season.
The likes of Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura haven’t been consistent enough while Dele Alli has suffered frequent injuries throughout the course of the campaign. Sessegnon, in that regard, would certainly revamp Spurs’ options in the wide department.
Furthermore, the 18-year-old is also a versatile operator on the pitch as he can ply his trade anywhere across the left flank, including the left-back slot.
This could be a boon for Pochettino, who heavily relies on squad rotations week in week out. And if we consider, the reputation of the Argentine when it comes to promoting English talents, Spurs will be a logical destination for Sessegnon as he aims to make a mark in the Premier League next season.
Manchester United, on the other hand, will be disappointed should they miss out on the chase to sign Sessegnon this summer. The Fulham star could have been an excellent addition to the club, especially with Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard failing to make an impression in the first-team while Juan Mata has been linked with a move to FC Barcelona.
At the same time, however, Sessegnon lacks experience in the highest level of football and at the tender age of 18, he could find it difficult in coping with the soaring expectations that are associated with any big-money Manchester United signing.