Our hopes of signing one of the most highly rated youngsters in England seem to be over as Ryan Sessegnon has signed a professional contract, his first one, with Fulham.
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) June 28, 2017
It was widely expected that the 17-year-old left-back would join Tottenham in the summer as the Cottagers failed to make it to the Premier League. But Sessegnon, who played 30 games for the London side, decided to stick to the Championship as he continues his development.
Sessegnon does have a bright future ahead of him and the decision might work out in his favour as he hones his skill in a lower league, which is away from the Premier League glare.
Nevertheless, we missed out on a player that would have grown leaps and bounds under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino and a number of fans tweeted their reaction to the Englishman signing a new contract with Fulham.
Ryan Sessegnon would rather stay at Fulham than move to Spurs. LOOOOL.
— Shivam Manghnani (@shivamLM) June 29, 2017
— Danny Jacklyn (@DcJacklyn) June 28, 2017
Spurs miss out on Ryan Sessegnon as he signs a new 3 year deal with Fulham.
— Spurs News Today (@TodaySpurs) June 28, 2017
Fuck me! Money must be really tight at Spurs if Fulham can pay Sessegnon more than we can! @SpursOfficial
— A D Bryan (@ADZMB15) June 28, 2017
Spurs wanted Alena, he signed new contract.
Wanted Sessegnon, he signed new contract.
Soon Barkley will renew too and I suppose dey calm?
— Neme (@Nemeeeeee) June 28, 2017
Gutted we won’t do Sessegnon this window. Value goes up but have to admire his willingness to develop next year, hopefully for the best!
— Spot-on Spurs (@SpotOnSpurs) June 28, 2017
No Sessegnon no Lemar but we still have Sissoko Daniel Levy you are a blessing and a curse
— Maverick Spurs (@MaverickSpurs44) June 28, 2017