Tottenham Ready to Break the Bank for Fulham Prodigy


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Tottenham Hotspur will push their spending to the limit this summer with a £35m bid for Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon leading the way, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The Lilywhites continue to track the 17-year-old but are expected to pay closer to £50m if they want to take him to the Premier League.

After years on the outside when it comes to paying out big fees, Spurs fans are enjoying the taste of a board spending money. Fulham’s valuation would, for a time at least, make him the clubs record signing if he lands at the new White Hart Lane.

Sessegnon’s eye for goal marks him out as a prodigious talent and with eight goals already in 2018 and 13 this season, Tottenham’s long-standing interest looks to be justified.

His latest finish came in the weekend’s 2 – 0 win over Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers, a victory which cemented Fulham in fifth place.

The youngster was a member of the victorious England Under-19 team which won the European Championships last summer, with Sessegnon ending as the tournament’s joint-top scorer after a brace against Germany. His other goal came in the opening match against Bulgaria.

Spurs are expected to raise funds for the deal with the sale of Danny Rose, 27. Manchester United remain interested in the former England left-back but his injury record is proving to be an obstacle in making an offer.