Tottenham are closing in on the signing of Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon, according to a report by the Daily Mail.
They report that the two clubs are still a little bit apart in their valuations of the player – Spurs are willing to pay £25m for the Englishman, while the relegated Cottagers want £40m.
The report says that is not likely to be too much of stumbling block, with a middle ground likely to be found and the negotiations with the player expected to be reasonably straightforward given the player’s keenness to join Spurs.
Paris Saint-Germain are apparently keen on the speedster, who can play at left back or further forward down the left flank but saw his development stutter slightly this season as the Cottagers struggled in the top flight.
While it’s good for young players to get a taste of different positions, it’s worth asking the question of where Pochettino intends to play Sessegnon.
His best work for Fulham has been done as a winger, but in that instance, he may be forced to settle for an impact substitute role when everybody is fit, such is the quality of the front four.
Then again, Spurs have so seldom had everyone fit this season that Sessegnon’s versatility may see him pressed into action wherever needed – he may hope to replace Danny Rose at left back, but the former Leeds man has played in central midfield in big games towards the end of the season, purely due to the sheer scale of the injury crisis.