Tottenham have reportedly struck a £25m deal with Fulham to sign left-back Ryan Sessegnon on deadline day.
19-year-old Sessegnon has already made 120 appearances in all competitions for Fulham’s first-team since debuting in August 2016.
The England U-21 international has since gone on to establish himself as a key man at Craven Cottage. In fact, multiple European outlets rate him as one of the world’s top-20 most promising youngsters.
It came following an impressive first season of Premier League football despite Fulham’s relegation. Sessegnon ended up managing two goals and six assists in 35 games, nine of which he didn’t start.
What really captured everyone’s interest, though, was the teenager’s devasting pace and ability to read the game. He’s neat array of tricks didn’t go unnoticed either.
So, reports have strongly tipped Sessegnon for a move all summer amid interest from Manchester United, Liverpool and Spurs.
But it appears the latter has won the race for Sessegnon based on a report from BBC. Apparently, he will head over to Spurs in a £25m deal with midfielder Josh Onomah joining Fulham as part of the agreement.
Eventually, Spurs may have to pay Fulham a further £5m in the future.
It turns out, though, Sessegnon’s arrival in north London could be the first of two deadline day signings for Spurs.
Real Betis midfielder Giovani lo Celso is allegedly close to joining the Mauricio Pochettino’s side on a season-long loan deal with an obligation to buy.
The 19-time Argentina international spent last season on loan at Betis, where he made 45 appearances and scored 16 goals. He then completed a permanent €22m switch from parent club Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho, on the other hand, won’t be joining Spurs after turning down a loan move.
With the English transfer window closing at 18:00 (CET), however, Spurs will have to act quickly to wrap up the signings of Sessegnon and Lo Celso.