Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon has told the club he wants to join Tottenham Hotspur this summer, per The Guardian.
The versatile full-back, who can also play as a winger, has a contract that expires next summer.
And the report claims that he has told the Cottagers he will not be renewing that deal following their relegation to the Championship and has instead set his heart on linking up with Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs.
The Argentine, who guided his club to a top-four finish in the Premier League and to the Champions League final, hopes that the club can complete a deal for the 19-year-old by the beginning of July, as he wants Sessegnon to play a part in pre-season training.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is about to take Fulham to task.
With the England Under-21 international showing his hand, Spurs have a unique opportunity to drive the price down.
The report claims that Fulham hope to receive £45m for the youngster, who made a total of 38 appearances in 2018/19.
However, Spurs are not said to be willing to pay over £25m and one feels that even that price could fall following his declaration that he will be moving on.
It is harsh for Fulham, who face a season in the Championship without perhaps their most saleable asset.
But this is where Levy thrives, in securing deals for knockdown prices.
Expect that to happen here; Fulham, really, are powerless. If they resist Spurs’ overtures they risk Sessegnon leaving on a free transfer next summer.
They had better take whatever Levy offers them, then, or have him snatch the star away for absolutely nothing in a season’s time.