Fulham, Tottenham & Ryan Sessegnon
Earlier in the summer, Tottenham were linked with a move for Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon.
17-year-old Sessegnon tore it up for Fulham in the Championship this season, and he’s long been attracting attention from some of the biggest clubs in the Premier League.
Already representing England’s U19s at just 16 years of age, his future is very bright, and if he can keep his feet on the ground then the sky’s the limit.
Last season Sessegnon played 30 matches for the Cottagers, scoring seven goals and chipping in with three assists.
Able to play further up the field as well, some have dubbed him the ‘new Gareth Bale’.
Sessegnon’s Tottenham bid rejected
At the beginning of the summer, Tottenham had an eight million pound bid for Ryan Sessegnon turned down by Fulham.
At the end of June, Sessegnon then signed his first professional contract at Fulham. The teenager put pen to paper on a three-year deal at Craven Cottage.
On Tuesday, in news first reported by the Telegraph, Tottenham have upped their bid for Sessegnon to 25 million pounds.
But, according to the broadsheet, Fulham have once again batted away the bid.
Fulham will sell
The Times have also gone to print on Tuesday with an update on Tottenham’s attempts to sign the sought-after teenager.
They believe Fulham will sell Sessegnon for crazy money. Readers are told:
Fulham have valued Ryan Sessegnon at £50 million after the club rejected an offer worth up to half that amount by Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham had led the chase for his signature but Liverpool and Manchester United also wanted to sign him.
Considering that price, it feels hugely unlikely that Tottenham will get the Sessegnon deal done.