Ryan Sessegnon wasn’t in Fulham’s squad on the opening day of the Championship season because of a hamstring injury, according to Sky Sports.
The 19-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham in recent days, with reports suggesting the Londoners are closing in on a £30 million deal.
As a result, Sessegnon was expected to be left out of the Fulham squad for their Championship curtain raiser against Barnsley at Oakwell.
Indeed that was the case. And on Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday coverage, presenter Jeff Stelling revealed the teenager was out with a ‘hamstring injury’.
Stelling did quote marks with his fingers when he said the above, suggesting Fulham’s reasoning may not have been totally honest.
Of course, there is a chance Fulham are just making an excuse for Sessegnon’s absence. It is possible he is actually in the process of finalising his move to Spurs rather than being sidelined with a hamstring problem.
Now all we can do is await further updates from either Fulham or the media. Sessegnon will become Tottenham’s third summer signing if the deal goes through.
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