Tottenham are prepared to pay up to £35 million for Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon, according to the Telegraph.
Sessegnon, still only 17, has been a sensation since breaking into the Fulham first-team last season – he has scored 13 goals in the Championship this term.
The teenager initially plied his trade as a left-back, but he has been more effective on the wing.
He recently praised Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic for playing him higher up the pitch, something he thinks is responsible for his fine goalscoring form.
Matt Law of the Telegraph claims Spurs believe they are now the frontrunners for Sessegnon’s signature, although there is interest from Manchester United.
However, Fulham apparently value the England youth international at close to £50 million, while Tottenham are only willing to pay up to £35 million.
At one point, Sessegnon was being tipped as a potential long-term successor for Danny Rose, whose Spurs future is still arguably doubtful.
But now Sessegnon is more of a winger than a left-back, he certainly won’t be assured of a place in the starting line-up on a weekly basis given the amount of competition Tottenham have in the attacking positions.
His age, of course, means Mauricio Pochettino is likely to slowly introduce him to Premier League football if he does join Spurs.