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Report: Tottenham want versatile Fulham youngster Steven Sessegnon

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Report: Tottenham want versatile Fulham youngster Steven Sessegnon

The Cottagers starlet has made a decent start to the 2019/20 campaign.

Tottenham Hotspur are keen to pair Ryan Sessegnon back up with his twin brother Steven during the January transfer window, according to The Sun.

The Fulham defender has already been the subject of a £3 million bid from Tottenham; a move that was slammed as ‘derisory’ by the Cottagers.

A previous attempt to land Sessegnon was made when Tottenham nabbed brother Ryan for £25 million during the summer transfer window (The Sun).

Sessegnon is primarily a right-back but can operate at centre-back and in midfield too. He has been a key member of Scott Parker’s team this season, starting four of Fulham’s six Championship games so far.

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The 19-year-old has been called into Aidy Boothroyd’s England Under-21 squad for the first time. He could be involved in games with Turkey and Kosovo in the next week.

Prising Sessegnon away from Fulham could prove every bit as tricky as the deal involving the summer swoop for Ryan. Steven signed a contract extension at Fulham in 2017 which should keep him at Craven Cottage until 2022.

 

TBR Verdict – Sessegnon addition does make sense

Ryan might have to wait a little while to make his Tottenham debut due to injury, but signing his brother does hold some logic.

Steven is an astute player and his form for the first-team so far this season indicates he could have a bright future in the game.

The fact he is comfortable in three positions makes him an attractive signing and is certainly a trait that Mauricio Pochettino likes his players to have.

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It is unclear at this stage how much Tottenham would have to pay for Sessegnon but he is unlikely to come cheap.

Fulham have the luxury of having Sessegnon on a long-term contract and that leaves the ball firmly in their court.

It remains to be clear what opening offer Tottenham will make and it will be interesting to see if they do make a bid to sign him in January or not.

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