As ever, the Tottenham Hotspur fans here in the Transfer Tavern are slightly nervous ahead of the transfer window. Indeed, while the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli don’t look likely to leave north London during the New Year sales, the future of Danny Rose has been brought into question over recent months.
However, though the England international certainly is one of the best left-backs in the Premier League, Rose is far from irreplaceable. In fact, during the 27-year-old’s long-term injury absence earlier this year, Wales international Ben Davies looked at home in big games in both the Premier League and Champions League.
There’s also the small matter of constant links with Fulham star Ryan Sessengon. According to reports in the Daily Mail last week, Tottenham still expect to land the 17-year-old even though Real Madrid are thought to have taken an interest in the talented teen, who has been tearing up the Championship for the Cottagers for the last two years.
Sessegnon is a serious talent in a position not easy to buy for. Able to operate as either a full-back, a winger, or a hybrid of the two, the England U19 international can be a huge player for both club and country for years to come.
Apparent interest from over in the Spanish capital goes some way into proving that. While Los Blancos have had a rather flawed transfer strategy over the years, they largely only target the best young players in the world, as well bonafide superstars across world football.
Clearly, Sessegnon fits the first category there and the notion of beating the Champions League-holders to one of Europe’s hottest talents should seriously excite Tottenham fans. Considering Mauricio Pochettino’s track record when it comes to developing burgeoning talents, it’s a match made in training ground heaven.
If Daniel Levy manages to beat the likes of Real Madrid to the signing of Ryan Sessengon, it could be Tottenham’s biggest transfer coup since Gareth Bale.