Spurs face major competition for Fulham teenager Sessegnon

Tottenham Hotspur could miss out on the signing of Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham, with Juventus set to enter the bidding for the teenager, per the Daily Express.

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Fulham have endured a difficult season and have already had their relegation to the Championship confirmed.

Sessegnon, though, remains on the shortlist of a number of clubs ahead of the summer.

Along with Spurs and Juve, Manchester United, Liverpool and PSG have also been credited with an interest in the full-back-turned-winger, per the Express.

The 18-year-old has scored twice and laid on six assists in 35 appearances in all competitions.

Still a teenager, Sessegnon has made over 110 appearances for the Cottagers but the Express report that he is certain to depart when the transfer window reopens.

Fulham are keen to recoup £40million for the player, with his contract set to expire at the end of next season.

Juventus are unlikely to be deterred by that asking price, however, and are keen to bring in new blood to their squad, having won the Serie A title already this season.

Spurs need to get ahead

Mauricio Pochettino needs to sign Sessegnon, it’s really that simple.

Spurs need to invest in their squad for the first time since January 2018 and bringing in an excellent young full-back who offers the ability to play on the wing as well would be a major win for the Argentine.

A fee of £40m is not small change but it is an investment in the future and offers Pochettino the opportunity to work with one of the best young talents in English football.

He has done it before; the likes of Luke Shaw, Dele Alli and Harry Winks have thrived under his management.

Sessegnon, then, has the opportunity to potentially link up with the best possible boss for his development.

Spurs had better hope that Sessegnon sees that and opts to reject the advances from Italy.

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