Tottenham remain interested in signing Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, according to The Telegraph.
Sessegnon has been a target for Spurs since 2017, and the likelihood of him finally making the move across London this summer has increased significantly over the last 24 hours.
The reason for that is because Danny Rose has been left out of the team’s pre-season tour to Singapore due to the club’s intent to sell him.
Rose departing would not only free up funds for Sessegnon but it would also mean there’s a position in the squad to fill.
The 19-year-old Sessegnon has operated on the left-flank throughout his career, and although he has mainly played as a left-winger in the last two years, he could see his role change at Spurs, who favour attacking full-backs.
Spurs’ chances of signing Sessegnon were given a boost earlier this summer when he announced that he wouldn’t be signing a new contract with the Cottagers, prompting speculation that Tottenham could make a £25m approach.
Since then the deal has gone quiet, perhaps because Fulham’s asking price remains at £45m, but if Danny Rose departs then there could be some movement in regards to the Sessegnon transfer.
If Spurs are committed to signing Sessegnon and back that up with a strong bid then it will be very difficult for Fulham to keep him at the club.
He clearly doesn’t want to be at the club and has stayed through previous transfer windows despite the obvious interest in him. He has shown his loyalty and deserves a move in order to progress his career.
Selling Rose means Spurs would have to bring in a replacement, and it could be the perfect opportunity for Sessegnon to come in and prove himself.