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Reported target would actually be foolish to push for Tottenham move in January – opinion

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Fulham fans will be relatively satisfied with their return to the Championship following an emphatic relegation last season.

The Whites were back in the top-flight for just one campaign but struggled after a busy summer interrupted momentum gained from their promotion.

But, with six games played, Scott Parker’s side sit in sixth place with the international break offering a chance for reflection on the opening stages of the 2019/20 season.

Having signed Anthony Knockaert and Ivan Cavaleiro in the summer, they were always likely to be challenging towards the top of the table – and so it has proven.

With the pair teaming up with Aleksandar Mitrovic to form a front three, the new unit have already scored nine goals between them this season and look set to terrify Championship defences for the remaining months.

One player who has snuck into a spotlight of his own, however, is right-back Steven Sessegnon.

Having seen his twin brother Ryan signed by Tottenham Hotspur in the summer for around £24million, it has been left to Steven to step-up to the title of ‘Fulham’s next big thing’.

But it looks like they will face a battle to hold onto him as well, with Spurs looking to reunite the brothers in North London, if the report from The Sun is to be believed.

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However, the last thing Sessegnon should be thinking about right now is a move to the Premier League.

It is true, that he has been impressive in his four league games for the club this season. Scott Parker is clearly keen to make him the club’s regular right-back and he has repaid that faith, putting in some solid displays and adding another dimension to an already menacing attack.

But he is far from the finished article.

He only has to look at his brother. Ryan had two full seasons with the Whites first-team, dazzling in the Championship before coping admirably in the top-flight, before he had done enough to earn his big-money move.

Spurs may be slightly short in the right-back area but I do not think there is much chance at all of him making that step-up as early as January.

The best option for the youngster is to stay at Craven Cottage for at least this season, if not beyond, and continue to develop into the best player he can.

Moving to Spurs now could significantly stunt his progression and this is a time where he needs to be given some sensible advice from those closest to him.

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