The north London club are actively seeking replacements for Manchester United-bound Danny Rose, 27. A £50m deal is expected to be agreed between both clubs next month.
Ryan Sessegnon is Mauricio Pochettino’s main target in the January window and Tottenham are willing to take not only the 17-year-old full-back but also his twin brother Steven, a midfielder with the Cottagers.
Spurs value Ryan at £20m with another £10m earmarked for Steven. The latter Sessegnon would be loaned back to Fulham for 18 months. It’s a move which raises the question as to whether the Premier League club are making the signing for football reasons or to appease the brother they truly want to sign.
After tracking the youngsters for two years, Tottenham now feel the time is right to release Rose and bring Sessegnon to White Hart Lane. Rose severely criticised the club’s wage structure and lack of ambition in the transfer market earlier in the year and has been used sparingly by Pochettino since.
With Kyle Walker also departed, the full-back partnership which served Tottenham so well in the past two seasons is set to be completely broken when Rose moves to Old Trafford.