The Fulham wonderkid, Ryan Sessegnon, is tipped to be the next Gareth Bale and is currently under the radar of many big clubs. The latest reports link the 17-year-old with a possible move to Tottenham Hotspurs this summer.
Although starting as a defender on the left just like Bale, the youngster has made good strides when deployed in left midfield or on the wing. The young English International has already shown promises of the potential that he could reach, with his stint at Fulham in the Championship earning him praise from all around.
With interest growing more than ever, it is only natural for the club to demand a good payout for the player and according to tabloid reports, the player is said to be valued at around £15m by the Cottagers.
Let’s have a look at the player’s stats.
Ryan Sessegnon – Player Stats
The young English international is a talented versatile player having the ability to play as a defender, midfielder and also as a winger on the left.
During his total of 30 appearances for the Cottagers, he has contributed 7 goals and 3 assists for his club. Although not having a fixed starting position in the team, still, the youngster has managed to chip in with goals and assists from wherever he could. This shows the lethal creativity and vision in the youngster’s arsenal.
The Fulham forward also boasts a pass success percentage of 82. He has also created an amazing 15 key passes for his team this season. It showcases the player’s ability to see and build play upfront.
The player also has a tackle success rate of 70% which also shows that player has the right amount of composure and understanding when it comes to defending. (whoscored)
What’ll he bring to the Club?
Being only 17-year old he would be a long-term prospect for Spurs. And seeing the fact that Pochettino is refurbishing his team and building for the future, the inclusion of the 17-year-old starlet only seems natural.
Seeing the commendable stats of the player, we could only hope that he would get bigger and better under the able guidance of Pochettino. Ryan’s vision and creativity up front has been lauded by many; knowing Pochettino’s fondness in having creative players within his squad it could be a solid transfer move.
Also, the having player would increase the Portuguese’s options in selecting his forwards where he would not have to worry about wearing out his players.
Worth the Money?
Seeing the potential and capability of the young English International, he would be well worth the £15m price tag. It would be a long-term investment for the club and also with player gradually developing and growing into his prime under the guidance of Pochettino would only scale greater heights as is evident from the likes of Delle Ali, Eric Dier and Harry Kane of Tottenham.
Safe to stay, the fans would accept the wonder kid with open arms if the deal does go through.