While we chew our fingernails to the quick waiting for the Champions League semifinals, let’s start with some potentially hopeful transfer news. According to Dan Kilpatrick in the Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur remain very interested in teenage Fulham phenom Ryan Sessegnon, and are leading the pack of clubs interested in signing him when the transfer window opens this summer.
According to the report, Sessegnon is almost certainly moving on from Fulham, his academy club, now that they have been relegated from the Premier League this season. Despite him struggling somewhat in his first season at the highest level of English football, he’s still a phenomenal talent and far, FAR too good for the Championship.
There are reportedly plenty of clubs circling, including a number of teams on the continent who are continuously looking for cheap English talent to bring abroad a la Jadon Sancho. However, Sessegnon would like to stay in London, and has expressed a strong interest in joining Spurs in the past.
The better news is that Sess is heading into the final year of his contract next season. That plus Fulham’s relegation makes this a buyer’s market for Sessegnon, and Kilpatrick states that Fulham are willing to entertain offers of £20-25m for him. That’s significantly cheaper than the prices Fulham were demanding for him last spring before Fulham promoted.
Sessegnon didn’t show signs of being a world beater, but he’s also still just 18 and could still develop into a fantastic footballer. He’s also a utility player who can play wide midfield or fullback, and we know Pochettino loves a good utility player. At £20-25m, that’s practically a no-brainer. Sign him up, Levy.