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Why Tottenham need to stump up for Ryan Sessegnon

Fulham value Ryan Sessegnon at £40million, with Tottenham Hotspur interested in signing the left-back, according to the Daily Mail.

Mauricio Pochettino is understood to be plotting a summer overhaul of his squad as Spurs prepare for their first season at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

What’s the word?

Sessegnon has been a shining light in Fulham’s dismal season this term, with the Cottagers already having been relegated to the Championship.

The 18-year-old has missed just three games in the Premier League in 2018-19 and has scored two goals and laid on six assists.

His performances have seen Spurs identify him as a key target ahead of the transfer window and they are poised to table a formal bid soon.

However, Spurs value the teenager at closer to £25m and it remains to be seen if the two clubs will be able to agree to a compromise in the coming weeks.

The new Shaw

Pochettino has worked his magic on left-backs before.

Luke Shaw became the world’s most expensive teenager when he moved from Southampton to Manchester United after blossoming under the tutelage of the Argentine.

The 5 foot 10 youngster has been playing in a much poorer team than Spurs this season and would benefit hugely from working under Pochettino.

A deal worth £40m may seem steep but could prove to be excellent value in the long run, with Shaw an example to follow.

Sessegnon has the raw tools to become one of the best full-backs in the league – he is quick, excellent in attack and has a genuine eye for goal, although his defensive game still requires some work – and he could also move further forward into a left wing role.

He would surely replace Ben Davies in the short-term – the Welshman is not the marauding force Sessegnon is – and he could become a genuine Premier League star in north London.

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