The Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern have been discussing the possibility of signing teenage sensation Ryan Sessegnon for a number of months, but recent reports suggest that they will have to be patient in their hunt for his signature.
According to recent reports from The Times, Fulham’s owner Shahid Khan revealed in the aftermath of his club’s playoff final victory over Aston Villa that he firmly expects Sessegnon to remain at the Cottage next season. It had been widely believed that Sessengon’s future would be determined by the outcome of Fulham’s promotion bid, and Khan admitted that he would have been open to the possibility of selling the highly sought-after 18-year-old had they lost against Aston Villa.
Considering Sessegnon has come through the academy with Fulham and is still in the very early stages of his career, leaving the club this summer seems rather nonsensical for his development, so Tottenham Hotspur will need to adjust their transfer strategy accordingly.
Tottenham have been linked with the versatile left-sided player for the vast majority of the season so far, but in light of Khan’s comments Mauricio Pochettino should turn his attention towards another talented full-back who is bursting with potential, namely Luke Shaw (valued at £13.5 million by Transfermarkt).
The former Southampton trainee who turns 23 this summer has hardly been afforded an opportunity to shine under Jose Mourinho in recent months, and his decision to publicly criticise Shaw has provoked plenty of speculation regarding his future.
Shaw’s contract will be just one year away from expiring as of July 1st, and Mourinho could be tempted to offload him during the transfer window rather than risk losing him on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Although United signed Shaw for a hefty price tag back in 2014, his failure to develop at Old Trafford combined with the limited time left on his contract should make him an attractive proposition to the ever-pragmatic Daniel Levy.
To put it mildly, Shaw has endured a torrid time at Manchester United so he will surely be looking to embark on a new challenge this summer, and with Danny Rose’s future in serious doubt Tottenham would be foolish not to consider making a bid for his services.
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