This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Regular Punter’ series, where we gather original opinions from select, passionate fans of the clubs concerned on matters surrounding their team and share them with a wider audience…
Football League World’s Fulham fan pundit David Gadd has said that selling right-back Steven Sessegnon to Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window would be a big mistake.
The Sun reported on Wednesday that the North London club were still looking to bring in the 19-year-old, and Ryan Sessegnon’s twin brother, after failing in an attempt to bring the pair in together during the summer.
“He is a key player under Scott Parker now and if we lost him it would be a disaster for the team,” the regular punter told Football League World.
“Even at the age of 19 he is and will be our best right-back for years to come. If we did sell him we would go back to square one because the other players in the position are not good enough so he is vital to this squad if we are to achieve something this year.
“However, every player does have their price so if we got a figure that smashed our valuation of him then maybe we can consider.
“But at this moment in time, there is no need to sell him. I think it would send the wrong message to clubs if we did sell him, that we let go of our prized assets easily.”
Spurs splashed around £24million on Ryan during the summer following Fulham’s relegation to the Premier League but this season has seen Steven come to the fore at Craven Cottage, having graduated through the club’s youth system with his twin.
The 19-year-old has started the club’s last four Championship matches and is clearly a firm part of Scott Parker’s plans for the foreseeable future.
The Whites currently sit in sixth place with six matches played in the second-tier season, as they look to make an immediate return to the top-flight.