Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic has backed Tottenham target Ryan Sessegnon to be included in England’s World Cup squad this summer.
Earlier this week, reports emerged claiming Spurs are willing to pay up to £35 million for Sessegnon.
Fulham apparently value the teenager at closer to £50 million, and if you’ve seen him play this season you’ll understand why his current employers have applied such a huge price tag.
Sessegnon has scored 13 goals in 34 Championship appearances so far this term. He has become a real goal threat since moving from left-back to a more advanced position.
Despite the fact he is still only 17, his manager Jokanovic believes he could play a part for the England senior team in Russia.
“My opinion is that he has shown the quality for Fulham, he’s shown the quality for Under-19s, won the Euros, top scorer in the tournament, it’s not my decision,” said the Fulham boss (via the Mirror).
“If he goes to World Cup, won’t be my decision, but Michael Owen and Theo Walcott they were similar age.
“But if they decide not this time I’m still sure he will be part of Euros or next World Cup. 100 per cent. If not, then 99 per cent he will be there.”
Sessegnon was part of the England Under-19 side that won the European Championship, so he has tournament experience.
But is perhaps too soon for him to involved at a major tournament – doing so would put a lot of pressure on him very early in his career.
However, it would be interesting to see him team up with a number of Tottenham players ahead of a potential move across London.