In Focus: Tottenham still want Ryan Sessegnon despite potential Lucas Moura deal

According to reports in the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur remain keen on Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon, who could cost £50m according to The Times, despite a move for Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura moving closer.

What’s the word, then?

Well, the Daily Mail reports that the Brazil international has been shown around Spurs’ training ground ahead of a potential late January move, but it appears as though the north London outfit are still keeping their options open with the 25-year-old potentially available on loan even though PSG are keen to sell him in a £25m deal.

The Daily Mail reports that Tottenham are also still interested in Bordeaux’s Malcom and Fulham’s Sessegnon, although they warned off the latter according to The Telegraph on January 10, when Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan said the talented 17-year-old wouldn’t be leaving the Championship outfit this month.

How has Sessegnon done this season?

He has been outstanding.

The teenager, who can play as a left-back or in a more advanced role on the left wing, has scored nine goals and provided a further four assists in 28 Championship appearances for Fulham during the current campaign.

Sessegnon has played 61 first-team matches in total for the Cottagers despite his tender years, and he continues to impress with his abilities at both ends of the pitch – he even scored two brilliant goals with his right foot when he netted a hat-trick in his side’s 5-4 win against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in November.

Would he be a good signing for Tottenham?

He certainly would be.

Sessegnon is one of the biggest young talents in England right now and his maturity, quality and versatility suggests that he is already prepared to be a regular for a Premier League team.

Whether he would actually cost £50m or if Spurs would be willing to smash their transfer record to sign him for that amount remains to be seen, but the 17-year-old could easily follow in the footsteps of Gareth Bale and Dele Alli in being a star player plucked from the Football League.

For now, a potential deals looks more likely in the summer than in the remaining days of the January window, but there is no doubt that if Tottenham do end up signing the teenager, they will be the envy of all of their top flight rivals.