Tottenham are trying to get Fulham’s star midfielder Ryan Sessegnon after the fellow Londoners were relegated from the Premier League. Sessegnon was also linked with a move to United, who perhaps tried to move first for the England U-21 player but were rejected. Ryan Sessegnon’s transfer to United is merely conjecture at the moment.
The most likely reason Ryan Sessegnon rejected Manchester United is that he was born in London and is in London right now, so he might want to stay there for some more time.
Tottenham are clear to sign the versatile player but the amount Fulham are demanding may prove to be a barrier against Sessegnon’s move to Spurs. Fulham have quoted a £45 million price to their cross-town neighbours and as you’d expect, Daniel Levy has balked at it.
Don’t expect a Ryan Sessegnon to Spurs announcement just yet
As intent as Tottenham are to rejuvenate the squad after reaching the Champions League final, one name club President Levy can’t be called is impatient negotiator. Right on the mark, Levy wants to buy Ryan Sessegnon for half the price Fulham quoted for him.
Sessegnon can play across the left side (defence, attack and in between). He has also beeen deployed as a left forward, right back and and right winger. So the versatility is certainly there and at 19 years of age there’s lots of room for improvement and specialization.
Sessegnon’s contract was last extended in 2017, keeping him at the club until 2020. However, Fulham’s relegation may force them to sell. If Spurs can reach a middle ground between what the clubs think Sessegnon is worth, we might witness Ryan Sessegnon’s transfer to Tottenham happening really soon.
Ryan Sessegnon’s transfer will not give Spurs any significant improvement in their Starting XI. That’s why the club is in hot pursuit of several players at the same time. Let’s hope some of them start getting over the line soon.