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Sessegnon to PSG: Tottenham should land £19.8m-rated full-back instead this summer

The Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their club can land Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham this summer, but recent reports have given them reason to believe that they may lose out on the 17-year-old wonderkid. 

Ryan Sessegnon is one of the hottest prospects to emerge from England in recent years, and it’s fair to say that he has the potential to become a future superstar on the world stage. The 17-year-old has played a pivotal role in Fulham’s promotion bid this season with 15 goals and 6 assists from 46 Championship appearances.

Considering his success this season, it’s no surprise that the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Manchester City have been linked with his signature, but according to reports from the Daily Mirror there is also interest emerging from abroad. The report claims that Paris Saint-Germain have joined the race to sign Sessegnon this summer and represent the biggest competitors to the aforementioned English clubs.

Naturally, Sessegnon is bound to be wary of moving abroad at such a young age, but if PSG manage to convince him to move to the French capital then Tottenham should make a bid to sign Layvin Kurzawa from the French champions instead. Danny Rose’s departure from Spurs seems inevitable this summer, so the club will need a left-back to replace the England international.

Acquiring a left-back of Kurzawa’s calibre would certainly represent a huge statement of intent from Spurs ahead of their new stadium move, and the French full-back might just become available if PSG sign Sessegnon. Sessegnon has predominantly operated as a left-winger for Fulham this season, but he is naturally a left-back, so his arrival in Paris would certainly limit Kurzawa’s first-team opportunities next season.

Kurzawa (valued at £19.8 million by Transfermarkt) has been forced to share the left-back duties at PSG with Yuri Berchiche throughout the season so far, which is bound to be somewhat tedious for the 25-year-old. Adding Sessegnon to the equation is bound to intensify the competition and tempt Kurzawa to embark on a new challenge this summer and, if that proves to be the case, Mauricio Pochettino would be foolish not to consider making a bid for his services.

Tottenham Hotspur fans – thoughts? Let us know below!

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