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Tottenham hoping to bring long-term transfer pursuit to an end

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Tottenham’s chase of young Fulham star Ryan Sessegnon could finally be close to completion as they’re reportedly confident of completing the signing of the teenager for £25 million next week. 

Rumours around Spurs interest in the 19-year-old have been circling for more than two years but it appears that they believe they’re finally about to get their man.

According to Football Insider, Spurs are optimistic of reaching an agreement with the West London club after extensive talks over the structure of a deal for Sessegnon and are expected to pay £25 million.

Fulham are understood to have accepted that they’re going to lose Sessegnon after he rejected a new contract offer earlier this summer.

Sessegnon was outstanding last time Fulham were in the Championship, scoring 16 goals and providing eight assists during the 2017/18 season, but struggled to make a similar impact in the top flight.

Fulham were relegated from the Premier League last season and the 19-year-old saw his production drop significantly, notching up just two goals and six assists.

Spurs have already swooped for a young wide player from the Championship this summer.

Leeds United 18-year-old, Jack Clarke, joined the North London club earlier this month for a reported initial fee of £8.5 million.

The Verdict

Sessegnon was sensational in Fulham’s last season in the Championship and was integral to their promotion – losing him will undoubtedly be a blow both short and long-term.

If they’re resigned to losing him, Fulham should press for a one-year loan back, similar to the deal with Leeds for Clarke.

Mauricio Pochettino may view Sessegnon as ready for the first team but there is certainly an argument to be made that his development would benefit more from one more season at Craven Cottage.

Under Scott Parker, Fulham will be aiming to restrict their stay in the Championship to just one season and the £25 million they are believed to be about to receive for Sessegnon could be reinvested to help that cause.


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