Tottenham Hotspur In The Driver’s Seat For The Transfer Of This Teenager: A Great Fit For Spurs?

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Chris Martin of Fulham FC (L) celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham FC (R) during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Fulham and Hull City at Craven Cottage on January 29, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

The 2018-19 football season is fast approaching it’s conclusion and the clubs, who still have a lot at stake, are eyeing for a productive summer to meet their objectives. Despite not being involved in any transfer business over the past couple of windows, Tottenham Hotspur have shown massive upsurge under Mauricio Pochettino.

They are contesting with Ajax for a berth in the Champions League final while a ‘top four’ finish in Premier League is on the cards despite a late stumble. The North Londoners have finally moved into their new stadium and are now likely to splash the cash in the market to strengthen the squad. 

According to Evening Standard, Spurs are leading the race to sign highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon, the 18-year-old left fullback who is drawing attention from Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund as well. Many English clubs are monitoring the situation too, and the relegation of Fulham has increased the odds of a potential summer transfer.

The England youth international is valued at around £25m – an amount that should be invested to acquire such a prized asset who has been bright in a gloomy season for the Cottagers. Although the player is contracted until summer 2020, an offer this year is likely to be entertained by his current employers to avoid a significant financial loss.

Sessegnon has a couple of goals and seven assists to his name this term – a decent return considering the difficulties he encountered in his maiden Premier League season. Spurs have Ben Davies and Danny Rose with the latter mostly being deployed in wide midfield by Pochettino. The Fulham wonderkid has not only been efficient defensively but also showed his expertise while being utilised as a wide attacker down the left-hand flank.

This flexibility would help him secure a place in the manager’s plan and the willingness to stay in London (as claimed by Evening Standard) must have handed Spurs a significant boost in pursuing the youngster. Players like Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Harry Winks, Eric Dier and Kieran Trippier have flourished under the Argentine’s tutelage, and Sessegnon has every possibility of joining the list of his fellow countrymen upon completion of his Tottenham transfer.

Pochettino prefers to nurture the youth, improve their game and help to grow confidence with regular minutes at the senior level. Spurs, therefore, should break the bank for the teenager who suits their transfer policy as well as the manager’s philosophy and outlook towards this beautiful game.

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