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Tottenham must take advantage of Sessegnon’s contract stand-off with Fulham

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Tottenham must take advantage of Sessegnon’s contract stand-off with Fulham

The landscape has changed for Ryan Sessegnon at Fulham this season and while he has not signed a new long-term contract, there is a window of opportunity for Tottenham to pounce.

Fulham are still waiting for English starlet Ryan Sessegnon to sign an extended contract at Craven Cottage, as reported by the Evening Standard.

They report that Sessegnon now has under 18 months left on his Whites contract and the club are keen for him to commit his future to the club.

Cottagers manager Claudio Ranieri is apparently confident that Sessegnon will pen a new deal but the landscape has undoubtedly changed for the teenager this season.

Former Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic showed immense faith in Sessegnon and played an expansive style of football that got the best out of him.

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Jumping up to the Premier League has been a learning curve, and Fulham have reacted by abandoning the patient progression of last season, plumping for pragmatism and expensive spending.

That has led to the likes of Joe Byran and Ryan Babel pushing in front of Sessegnon – and it is understandable that Sessegnon does not want to tie himself down to a club that has shed its identity in search of Premier League survival.

 

The Standard report that Tottenham have been interested in Sessegnon before and his contract stand-off creates a window of opportunity for Mauricio Pochettino to secure a young English talent, potentially at a knockdown price.

Fulham previously represented a greater source of first-team chances for the youngster, but the rapid changes at the club mean that there may be better opportunities on over in north London.

 

 

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