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The Fulham man who is facing a huge dilemma over his Craven Cottage future



This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Player view’ series. This content strand is where we put ourselves in the shoes of a given player and offer an opinion-based outlook on the perspective on the situation at hand…

Steven Sessegnon’s rise to prominence in recent years can be backdated to 2015 when he made his debut for England’s Under-16 side.

Having produced a number of encouraging displays in Fulham’s youth setup, the full-back made a brief cameo for the Three Lions in a 2-0 victory over Brazil.

Whilst this would turn out to be Sessegnon’s only appearance for the Under-16s, it didn’t take him long to create headlines with the Under-17s.

Playing alongside the likes of Jaden Sancho, Phil Foden and Callum Hudson-Odoi, the defender helped England win the U17 World Cup in 2017 by providing five assists in five appearances, two of which came in the final against Spain.

Yet whilst this aforementioned trio have gone on to achieve relative amounts of success with their respective club sides, Sessegnon has had to be patient at Craven Cottage.

With the likes of Cyrus Christie and Dennis Odoi sharing the responsibility at right-back for Fulham in the Premier League last season, the 18-year-old was limited to just three appearances in all competitions.

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Meanwhile, Sessegnon’s twin brother Ryan managed to cement his place as a regular for the Cottagers following an astonishing 2017/18 campaign in the Championship, which saw him provide 24 goal contributions in 49 league appearances.

Whilst the left-winger was unable to replicate the same levels of consistency in the top-flight last season, Tottenham Hotspur decided to snap him up on transfer deadline day and could now be about to swoop for Steve.

With Sessegnon being linked with a move to Spurs earlier this week (via The Sun), he is suddenly facing a huge dilemma.

Having kicked off the 2019/20 campaign in fine form for Fulham by making six appearances for the club in all competitions, the full-back will fancy his chances of helping the club make an immediate return to the top-flight next year following last season’s relegation.

Yet given that Spurs are supposedly keen on securing his services, you wouldn’t blame Sessegnon for jumping at the opportunity to join his brother at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

However, if he is worried about his prospects of playing regular first-team football, it may be wise to turn down a switch.

Whilst he is unlikely to overtake the likes of Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters in the pecking order at Tottenham, staying with the Cottagers will allow him to continue his development as a player.

Freelance writer for Football League World. Previously worked for 90min & GiveMeSport.

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