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‘It has a real sense of inevitability about it’ – Tottenham interested in moving for versatile attacker: Six-point opinion



After winning promotion at Wembley just over a year ago, Fulham looked like they were ready to cement themselves back in the top-flight.

But, ultimately, it all ended in tears.

After bringing in a host of new faces during the 2018 summer transfer window, Slavisa Jokanovic lost all the positive momentum they had built up in the Championship.

One player who headed into last season on fire was Ryan Sessegnon.

After scoring 15 goals and assisting six more during their run to the play-off title, the big clubs began to swarm but Sessegnon stayed put.

However, after his side were relegated emphatically, the swarms are back with the Sun reporting on Sunday that Tottenham Hotspur were ready to sell Danny Rose and bring in the 19-year-old.

But what should we make of this?

Well, answering today’s six-pointer is FLW writer Louie Chandler…

Would he be a good signing? 

“Absolutely he would.

“Sessegnon has been one of England’s most exciting young talents for two years now and despite a disappointing season, has maintained that position.

“He may not be a signing who immediately comes in and light’s up North London, but he would be an excellent investment nonetheless.”

What would the main positives of his arrival be?


“Sessegnon is capable of playing in any role down the left-hand side. Having started out as a left-back, he was quickly pushed forward by Slavisa Jokanovic when he attacking talents became apparent.

“Given that Spurs have looked far from convincing in the left-back area and lack players who perform as out-and-out wingers, it would make a lot of sense.”

What would the biggest drawback be? 

“It is definitely a gamble.

“The £30million+ fee getting banded around is an awful lot to invest in a player who has only made 35 top flight appearances.

“There are also understandable doubts over whether or not he is the player to help to take Spurs to the next level. And if he is not, that is a lot of money to spend.”

Who would be fearing his arrival most? 

“You would imagine Ben Davies.

“The Welshman already struggles to get into the starting XI ahead of Danny Rose so seeing somebody like Sessegnon coming, who would slot into either of Pocettino’s preferred formations, will be a blow.

“But who knows? Perhaps it will be the move to give him a real kick in the right direction.”

Could they do better? 

“It is hard to say.

“There are not too many players out there offering what Sessegnon is. There are not many brilliant left-backs out there full-stop, in fact.

“The fact that he is English will of course be appealing too when it comes to meeting quotas of homegrown players so I think it is about as good as they can get on their limited budget.”

Will it happen?

“I think it will.

“It has a real sense of inevitability about it. Spurs have been linked with a move for the 19-year-old since last summer now and with Fulham needing to rebuild they would surely be open to large offers.

“Whatever deal is struck, it will surely benefit both clubs.”

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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