As we rapidly approach the end of the summer transfer window, Tottenham Hotspur are hopeful of closing out the deals in front of them before it slams shut. Ryan Sessegnon’s deal with Fulham has been the one we all thought was the easiest to close out, yet here we are still talking about the transfer fee.
Dan Kilpatrick has checked in today with an update on the chase for the 19-year-old left back / left winger, giving us a bit of new information as to how the deal could be structured. He seems to suggest in his article with The Independent that it will be a flat fee:
Spurs were on Monday still working to reach an agreement for the 19-year-old, who has one year remaining on his contract, but the clubs are expected to settle on a fee of around £25million.
This is better than the reported £30m + Josh Onomah deal we had on the site yesterday, and to be fair, that report was far flimsier than getting information from a trusted journalist like Kilpatrick. He also re-iterates that the teenager wants to move to north London, which we already knew through the many articles that have touched on his desire. Also, Onomah wasn’t left out in the cold in this article:
Joshua Onomah, the Spurs midfielder, could move in the opposite direction although the deals are being kept separate.
This makes far more sense. It always seemed weird that we would toss in a player on top of the fee for Sessegnon, especially with the way Daniel Levy operates. We’re still unsure of what Onomah will command in the transfer market, but if Kilpatrick is correct, that question will be answered soon enough.
The window officially closes at 5pm BST on Thursday, which means Levy has just over 48 hours to get these deals done. This is where the proverbial rubber meets the road.