Nothing gives you more satisfaction than reading about a young player set to join our club. So, when the latest reports indicate that Tottenham Hotspur have received a major boost in their pursuit of Ryan Sessegnon, it is a huge fillip to the fans.
The young defender who is currently with Fulham has been one of the most talked about players in England. The 17-year-old is considered as a natural replacement for Danny Rose and considering the fickle nature of our own left-back, it is prudent that we go after the signature of Sessegnon.
Not just that, he has age on his side and is continuously improving, which fits into the profile that manager Mauricio Pochettino looks for while signing new players. According to the latest reports in the Sun, the Cottagers have started looking for a new left-back, which means they are getting to terms with the youngster leaving them in the winter transfer window or the next summer window.
It is being reported that Fulham have asked their intermediaries over the available full-backs in the next month, which is the clearest indication so far that they are open to the idea of the youngster leaving them sooner than later.
It is well-known that Tottenham have approached Fulham in each of the three previous transfer windows for the youngster. It is another matter that Sessegnon signed a long-term contract with Fulham but these days I really don’t think it means anything but a mere tactic for getting more transfer fees.
The youngster can play anywhere on the left-hand side and is often compared to another such incredible talent who has played at the White Hart Lane – Gareth Bale.
There is also interest from Manchester United for the talented teenager, but their interest has remained only on papers. It was only Tottenham that took their interest to the next level. So, I believe it is our club that has the edge when it comes to signing the defender.
Until now, the only worry is that Fulham may not be willing to let him leave but even that looks to be out of the question now. So, all set for a bid for Sessegnon? I hope so!