Tottenham are preparing to reunite Steven Sessegnon with his brother Ryan during the January transfer window with The Sun reporting interest in the Fulham player.
The North London-based club has already made contact with a £3 million bid but that was rejected as ‘derisory’ by the Cottagers.
Sessegnon has featured heavily in Scott Parker’s team this season as they start life back in the Championship and Tottenham’s interest makes perfect sense.
Here we look at three reasons why signing the Fulham man makes perfect sense for Tottenham:
Sessegnon has shown in a handful of appearances for the Cottagers that he has the potential to play at the very highest level.
The 19-year-old has earned his first call-up to the England under-21 ranks this week and the signs for the future are certainly positive.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has worked wonders with younger players in the past and Sessegnon could be the latest youngster to benefit from his management.
Spurs are in desperate need of a right-back but that isn’t where Sessegnon’s qualities end.
He can also play at the heart of the back four or in central midfield and that would bode well in the Tottenham ranks.
Eric Dier is a player in the current squad that shows superb versatility and a younger player to perform the role of utility man would hardly be a bad thing for Tottenham.
Good business financially
Ryan Sessegnon only cost Tottenham £25 million and he played 120 times for the Fulham first-team having made his debut as a 16-year-old.
Steven only has eight appearances to his name right now and although that number will have increased by the time it gets to January, he is unlikely to command a £25 million fee.
Tottenham are likely to have money to spend but if they can add a talented Englishman to their ranks that can only bode well for the future.