Tottenham Hotspur are in pole position to sign Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham this summer, per The Sun.
The 18-year-old appears likely to leave the Cottagers after their relegation from the Premier League and a number of clubs are said to be interested.
What’s the word?
The Sun claim that Manchester United and PSG are also heavily interested in signing the defender-cum-winger.
His contract expires at the end of next season and the report also suggests that Borussia Dortmund could look to convince Sessegnon to run his contract down and move on a free transfer in the summer of 2020.
However, The Sun claim that Spurs are at the forefront of the queue due to the influence of manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Sessegnon, who would not demand a massive contract, is liked by the Argentine and his work with young players is said to make Spurs an attractive proposition for young players.
Indeed, Spurs are reportedly set to spend this summer after two transfer windows without a new signing.
The proof is in the pudding
Spurs’ mentality is working if this is true.
Pochettino has worked wonders with the likes of Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Harry Winks at the club while making stars of the likes of Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana at Southampton.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will have been well aware of his abilities and attributes concerning young players when he appointed him in 2014, and his decision appears to be paying off.
Sessegnon is perhaps the most in-demand young English player currently in the Premier League.
The idea of him choosing to move to Spurs, ahead of such an expansive list of suitors, shows that long-term managerial and transfer strategies can see hearty rewards.