Manchester United face fresh competition from Tottenham Hotspur in the pursuit of Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon, who is also courted by Paris-Saint Germain.
According to The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are the latest club to register an interest in Ryan Sessegnon, who is already identified as a top target for Manchester United ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.
Sessegnon is considered as one of the most talented youngsters in England and could brace himself for a big money move in the summer, with his current club Fulham almost destined to be relegated from the Premier League this season.
Although Ligue 1 champions Paris-Saint Germain are also interested in Sessegnon, it is likely that the youngster will opt to stay in England, meaning both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur could battle it out for the services of the 18-year-old this summer.
United, in particular, will be keen to sign reinforcements in the summer transfer window as they look to push for the Premier League title next season. And attaining the services of someone like Sessegnon could certainly add more depth in their wide-department. In fact, reports last month claimed that they were plotting a £50 million summer bid for the Fulham sensation.
Sessegnon is a versatile operator on the pitch, who, aside from his preferred left-midfield position, has also been utilized as a left-back this season. Thus, the 18-year-old could prove to be an excellent back-up for Luke Shaw while his pace and tenacity go hand in hand with the attacking brand of football Manchester United have embraced under the leadership of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during the second half of the campaign.
Furthermore, with Antonio Valencia leaving the club at the end of the season and Ashley Young nearing the final phase of his career, Sessegnon will certainly add some youthful exuberance to the Manchester United side as they look to kickstart a new era next season.
As for Tottenham, they are definitely the most logical destination for young Sessegnon considering the club’s reputation of nurturing young players.
From a sporting perspective, the Fulham whizkid could offer Mauricio Pochettino with added depth in the left-back slot, where both Danny Rose and Ben Davies have appeared highly inconsistent this season. In addition, Sessegnon’s pace and willingness to take on defenders could prove to be useful when probing the opposition.
The Londoners should have some cash to burn after failing to sign a single player in the last two windows and at the age of 18, Sessegnon could prove to be a prudent long-term investment for the Lilywhites. However, they need to be swift in their approach to signing the youngster, with Manchester United and PSG equally keen on his services.