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Tottenham Join The Hunt For Highly-Rated 16-year-old Amidst Interest From London And Manchester Rivals

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Ryan Sessegnon has emerged as one of the top transfer targets in the last few weeks. The young Fulham left-back has been monitored by several clubs like Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United. The scale of interest has stepped up another notch with the entry of Bayern Munich into the picture during the weekend. The German club are interested in taking the 16-year-old to the Allianz Arena, while Tottenham are also thought to be one of the clubs interested in signing the player. The youngster is seen as the next Ashley Cole.

Despite being regarded as one of the highly talented players from the Fulham team, a number of Premier League clubs decided to pass up on the opportunity to sign Moussa Dembele in the summer. The French footballer utilized this opportunity to secure a move to Celtic, where he has been immensely successful. Dembele has been so successful that he has been now valued at £40 million and was even linked with a move to Chelsea in the January transfer window. However, this time around the big shots from Europe line-up for the Fulham man to strike an early deal.

Sessegnon will not be able to sign a contract until he turns 17. For this reason, he does not become eligible until May. Fulham have reportedly given up on their opportunities to keep Sessegnon. He is currently on a youth team contract. Due to the excessive wage demands of the player, Fulham have been unable to agree to a contract.

However, signs of the growing interest in the player came during Sunday when Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was in the stands to see the player in action. Sessegnon played half an hour against none other than Tottenham in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Apart from Conte, the youngster has managed to impress Mauricio Pochettino as well. The manager has now stepped up his interest in order to sign the player after having viewed him from close quarters. Though it will be difficult for clubs to sign him without paying an extravagant training compensation fee, the mighty clubs will not think twice about such a highly rated prospect. Tottenham will be able to persuade the player citing the numerous first-team opportunities which are provided if the player is of great quality. It is the kind of promise that clubs like Chelsea and Manchester United will not be able to offer.

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