Tottenham shouldn’t get too downhearted about Sessegnon to Liverpool rumour

According to exclusive report in The Express, Tottenham Hotspur target Ryan Sessegnon prefers a move to Premier League rivals Liverpool if he is to leave Championship side Fulham this summer.

What’s the word, then?

Ryan Sessegnon celebrates scoring in Fulham's win against Wolves

Well, The Express says that the 17-year-old is one of the most sought-after players right now with Spurs, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea all keen to snap the highly-rated teenager up at the end of the season.

The Express says that while the left-sided player signed a contract to stay at Craven Cottage until 2020 last year as he wanted to play regularly, sources close to the player know that he is ready to make the step up and bids are expected from the big guns for his services this summer.

The report adds that Liverpool could launch one of those offers, and the starlet would be keen to play under Jurgen Klopp if Fulham don’t win promotion to the top flight this term – something that will please Reds fans given how impressed they have been with him – and that will come as a blow for Tottenham as they have been heavily linked with the England U19 international.

How has Sessegnon done this season?

He has been outstanding for Fulham as they continue to challenge for automatic promotion back to the Premier League following a four-year absence.

The teenager has scored 14 goals in 36 Championship appearances despite more than half of those coming when he was playing as a left-back, although he has been playing as a left winger in more recent times, netting nine times in 2018.

Sessegnon has made 69 first-team appearances for the Cottagers despite his tender years, and he has shown that he has a strong right foot as well meaning he is equally as good as cutting in as he is on his left foot.

How much of a blow is this update for Tottenham?

It is a pretty big blow, because if Liverpool have an offer accepted by Fulham it is likely that he will choose to go there.

That said, he would be competing against the likes of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane for a spot on the wing at Anfield, and he may feel he has better chance of regular Premier League football with Spurs, where the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Winks have shone having been given opportunities by Mauricio Pochettino.