In Focus: Sessegnon has huge potential and Spurs could be the perfect club for him

As reported by The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Fulham prospect Ryan Sessegnon next summer.

What’s the story?

Spurs have a settled squad full of young talent that are on their way to reaching their full potential under manager Mauricio Pochettino and when it comes to transfers, the philosophy seems to be securing future stars and developing them rather than investing in established, experienced professionals.

One player who fits that profile is Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon. The 17-year-old has caught the eye in the Championship with dynamic performances on the left flank and The Sun say Tottenham are interested.

The report states that Spurs will make a fresh bid for the youngster next summer, despite him carrying a valuation of £50m after signing a new contract at Craven Cottage.

Is he worth that kind of fuss?

It’s difficult to say with certainty whether any player is worth the reported £50m but Ryan Sessegnon has certainly shown he has enormous potential so far in his limited appearances for the London club.

He’s only made 43 senior appearances for Fulham but whether at left-back or at left-midfield he’s shown ability beyond his years to become an important and consistent performer, scoring eight goals and providing six assists.

Spurs could be the perfect place for him to make that next step too. Mauricio Pochettino has done wonders for the likes of Dele Alli coming through the English leagues and is not afraid to give players a chance regardless of their age.

If he is to progress he needs regular football at the top level and Tottenham are well placed to offer him that.

Could Sessegnon become the next left flank wonder at the club, following in the footsteps of Gareth Bale?