Tottenham Hotspur firmly believe they are in course to land Fulham sensation Ryan Sessegnon this summer.
Spurs have long been leading the case for Sessegnon, and first made contact with Fulham about him two-years ago.
Sessegnon has been a fixture in the Fulham first-team since he was 16 – he turns just 18 in May this year. His progress has been phenomenal under Slavisa Jokanovic, but it seems Fulham are almost resigned to him leaving this summer.
I understand from sources close the situation that Tottenham are ready to do a deal worth £40million for Sessegnon, but they would also want his twin-brother Steven, who is also part of Fulham’s first-team squad – but he would likely remain with the Cottagers for at least one more season whilst Ryan would move straight away.
Fulham, though, are pushing for promotion so they could look to keep hold of Sessegnon when promoted, but Spurs – who are selling Danny Rose this summer – want him to come in and provide options on the left side, although it is unlikely to be at full-back.
Another issue for Spurs is the growing interest from their Premier League rivals with Liverpool and Manchester United also showing a genuine interest, but sources close to the player have told me that they doubt he would want to leave London and his family at this point in time – although he would listen to all options available to him.
Sessegnon could now be set for a huge summer, as he has also caught the eye of England boss Gareth Southgate and is being tipped to make the World Cup squad.
He is 7/1 to make the trip to Russia with the Three Lions, whilst it is 5/2 with BetVictor that Spurs will be his next club.
“Current media speculation around Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon has indicated the player is now looking at Liverpool and not Tottenham for a summer move,” said BetVictor’s Head of ante post Football Michael Triffitt
“Spurs have been friendless in our market and have eased to 5/2 from 6/1 with Pool now 4/1 from 14/1 after attracting support.
“The contest to secure the exciting players signature looks sure to be intriguing with many more suitors still likely to get involved so expect the market to shift during the next few weeks.”