This summer Fulham left-winger-left-back Ryan Sessegnon will be one of the most in demand names in football. The 17-year-old has proved to be one of the top young talents in world football.
One team that have been heavily linked with the player is Tottenham Hotspur. Sessegnon fits the profile for Tottenham, being a young and English prospect. The Times reported in January that Tottenham had made a £25 million bid the summer previously, but that Fulham value the teenager at around £50 million.
It could be the perfect option for the teenager, who should look at the progression of two players at Spurs currently.
Mauricio Pochettino has worked wonders with the two players currently playing in Sessegnon’s position at Tottenham.
Danny Rose has gone from a much-maligned weak link among fans to a player considered one of the best left-backs in Europe. Whilst injuries have held him back this season his progression under Pochettino has been impressive.
Ben Davies’ improvement has been even more remarkable. The Welshman was not popular with Spurs fans when he first arrived from Swansea City. He struggled to find consistency and was often making defensive mistakes whilst offering little going forward. This season Davies has been in fantastic form and his improvement has shocked many Tottenham fans.
Sessegnon’s future position is in doubt. Whilst initially a left-back, he has also played higher up on the left-wing. The teenager has a knack for scoring, as evident from his record of 14 goals this season.
He could go on to become a more attacking threat. But if Tottenham do bring him in with the intention of him being a top attacking left-back option Sessegnon should make Spurs his first-choice.
The improvements that Pochettino and his team have managed to get from Rose and Davies are clear. Sessegnon is easily more naturally talented than Rose and Davies were at his age and the sky would be the limit if he did make a move to Tottenham.