Tottenham can’t afford to hesitate on Ryan Sessegnon fee as player wants move

According to reports in The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur target Ryan Sessegnon would prefer to join them over a number of their Premier League rivals if he leaves Fulham this summer.

What’s the word, then?

Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon celebrates goal vs Barnsley

Well, the 17-year-old Cottagers star is being eyed by Spurs, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool ahead of a potential summer move according to The Mirror, following an outstanding campaign for the Championship club.

The Mirror says the north London outfit are in pole position to land the £50m-rated teenager because of their London location and manager Mauricio Pochettino two of the main reasons why, even though Liverpool were identified as the frontrunners earlier this week.

The report adds that Tottenham are willing to pay £35m for the England U19 international, although the their neighbours from the capital would be more confident of keeping hold of their star man if they win promotion to the Premier League this season – they are currently on a 14-match unbeaten run that has left them five points adrift of the automatic promotion spots.

How well has Sessegnon done this season?

He has been brilliant, and his displays haven’t gone unnoticed by Tottenham fans.

The versatile left-sided player began the campaign mainly playing as a left-back, but he has often played in a more advanced left wing role in recent months, and especially following the arrival of Matt Targett on loan from Southampton during the January transfer window.

The winger has scored 14 goals this term – with nine of those coming in 2018 – and he continues to make a huge impact for his club, making 69 first-team appearances for them in total despite his tender years.

He has shown his quality and his maturity, and he is also pretty handy with his weaker right foot too as he showed with two finishes when he scored a hat-trick in the incredible 5-4 win against Sheffield United in October.

How much of a boost is this for Tottenham?

It is a huge one.

Sessegnon has all of the ingredients in his game to make a similar impact for Spurs as the one Dele Alli has, and it would be a huge coup of they could beat the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City to his signature.

While it is good news that the 17-year-old would prefer to join them, the price tag could still be an issue as they would likely have to pay a club-record fee to bring him to north London such is the competition for his services.

It is an amount that they shouldn’t, and can’t afford to, hesitate on shelling out though.