Spurs looking to seal Sessegnon signing before Champions League final

Tottenham Hotspur want to sign Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon this week prior to the Champions League final, per Football Insider.

What’s the word?

Spurs have not signed a player since the January transfer window in 2018.

But they are seemingly set to overhaul their squad this summer after finishing in the top four of the Premier League and reaching the European showpiece; they will play Liverpool on Saturday.

And the club are keen to tie up the signing of the teenager, who can play as both a full-back and a winger, this week.

The two clubs are in talks, per the report, over the structure of a deal and Spurs have tabled an offer worth in excess of £20million.

Spurs are said to be confident that there will be a deal to announce soon, though they may wait until after the game in Madrid to formalise it.

Sessegnon has a year left on his contract and made 38 appearances in 2018-19 as Fulham were relegated to the Championship.

A fast start, finally

Spurs have so often waited until the end of the transfer window to do deals like this.

That usually comes from chairman Daniel Levy haggling over the finer details of the deal in order to save Spurs a few quid, but here, it finally appears that signings will be secured early.

It works for manager Mauricio Pochettino, too, with the Argentine able to bed Sessegnon in slowly throughout pre-season and bring him up to speed with the way Spurs play, instead of having to shoehorn him in next term. It’s no coincidence that Heung-min Son, Fernando Llorente and Moussa Sissoko all took a long time to settle in north London after arriving in the final days of the summer window.

The Sessegnon situation though is a win-win; if this transfer comes off, this might be one of the best things Spurs have done this summer.