Date: 8th August 2019 at 1:19pm
Written by:

According to Marcus Christenson and Fabrizio Romano of the Guardian, Tottenham have agreed an ‘initial £25m fee’ for Ryan Sessegnon. His arrival may raise uncertainty over Danny Rose future, however, with the 29-year-old previously admitting he could leave Spurs due to their policy of selling aged players.

Ben Davies is expected to be first-choice at left-back in 2019/20 and Sessegnon may be his understudy. The Fulham defender has a lot to learn after struggling for consistency in the Premier League last season, but he has some of the attributes to become an effective full-back. Sessegnon has averaged a tackle (99) or interception (45) every 46 minutes in the last two seasons.

In 2017/18, Sessegnon contributed 24 Championship goals, created 58 chances, made 59 successful dribbles (50%) and whipped in 147 crosses with 16% accuracy. In 2018/19, he contributed eight Premier League goals, created 33 chances, made 32 successful dribbles (47%) and whipped in 66 crosses with 20% accuracy.

Tottenham were told to pay £50m in 2018 for Sessegnon but have whittled the Fulham down in negotiations. The 19-year-old is out of contract in 2020, so Fulham were left with little choice but to cash in early on his signature.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article

 
Click for the forum

Your Comment