Champions League finalists, Tottenham Hotspurs have been joined by Inter Milan in the race to sign Fulham prototype wonder-kid Ryan Sessegnon.
The 19-years-old Fulham star has been on Spurs’ target for over a year now, but Inter Milan is said to be attempting to snatch him away from the Champions League finalists.
Although Sessegnon didn’t set the Premier League alight as he did in the Championship the season before, the full-back registered 15 goals and 6 assists, while being just 17-years-old for most of the season during the London club’s promotion run.
And in-as-much-as he failed to achieve similar numbers in England’s top flight league, he still managed to contribute to 8 goals in the past season, finding the back of the net twice and setting up a further six.
These numbers are not just respectable for someone who was playing in their first full season in the top division of English football, but his team only bagged 34 goals all season meaning the left-back made a direct contribution to almost a quarter of all goals netted by Fulham in their attempt to avoid relegation.
Achieving such decent stats while playing for a team that finished up on just 26 points is a demonstration of his talent which is what Spurs have taken notice of the England U-21 international’s potential, and it has been reported, they are even open to selling Danny Rose to bring the youngster in.
The North London club are willing to spend £35 million but are likely to face stiff competition from 2010 European champions Inter Milan who are currently led by former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte after spending a season without a job.
And according to sports reports, the Italian side’s technical director, Piero Ausilio, attended the England U-21s’ clash with France earlier this week, scouting the Fulham man which could see Mauricio Pochettino speed up his pursuit of the rising star or loses signing the star.