In Focus: Tottenham will be confident of signing Sessegnon despite Man City interest

According to reports in the Sunday Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur have been joined by Manchester City in the race to sign Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon, rated at £22.5m by Transfermarkt, this summer.

What’s the word, then?

Well, the Sunday Mirror says that Spurs and Manchester United have done most of the running for the 17-year-old, who is operating on the left wing for the Cottagers right now but can also play at left-back too.

The Sunday Mirror says that City are now also interested in the highly-rated teenager, and he looks set to leave Fulham even if they win promotion to the Premier League this season.

The report adds that European giants Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also monitoring the England U19 international.

How has Sessegnon done this season?

He has been outstanding.

The winger scored his side’s winning goal in their 2-1 victory against Derby County at the Pride Park Stadium on Saturday, taking his tally for the campaign to 14 goals in 35 Championship appearances.

According to WhoScored.com, the 17-year-old has successfully completed 45 of the 93 dribbles has attempted in the league this term, while he has made 42 key passes.

Would he be a good signing for Spurs?

He certainly would be.

Whether the teenager would play as a left-back, left wing-back or left winger for the north London outfit, there is no doubt that the quality and maturity he has shown at his tender years mean that he has a really bright future ahead of him.

The 17-year-old looks to be equally as comfortable on his right foot as he is on his stronger one, and he could easily be the club’s next Gareth Bale.

Will they beat City to his signature?

It’s difficult to say.

Given the wealth of options Pep Guardiola has on the left side of his team, it would be difficult to see a spot in the starting XI or even the squad for Sessegnon, and the youngster may feel that he will get better opportunities with Tottenham under Mauricio Pochettino given how well the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Winks have done.

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