Fulham reject £25m Sessegnon bid for star as field narrows to one club
Football is awash with money, especially the English Premier League. Clubs in England’s top-tier often think nothing of lavishing huge amounts on players. It happens every season and is continuing now.
Fulham are the latest club from the lower tiers of English football to have their resolve tested when it comes to wanting to hold on to a star player – the player being young left-back Ryan Sessegnon. According to the Daily Mail’s ‘Mail Online’ site, Tottenham have had a £25 million bid for Sessegnon rejected by the Cottagers.
Youngster Sessegnon, who doesn’t turn 18 until mid-May next year, only signed his first professional contract with the Sky bet Championship club less than three months ago, but now finds himself piggy-in-the-middle in this transfer tug-o-war.
Despite the fact he’s not 18 until next year, the young left-back already has 33 games, seven goals and four assists to his name for Fulham. For someone still too young to watch certain films in a cinema, Sessegnon has a certain maturity about both himself and his play – making what he does on the pitch seem effortless at times.
The Mail Online say that “Fulham are understood to have rejected a bid worth £25million” from their fellow Londoners Spurs, and go on to say that the North London side are currently the only side in contention for Sessegnon’s signature.
Mail Online say that “Liverpool pulled out of the race for his [Sessegnon’s] signature” and that they did so with their belief being that “he would join Tottenham.”
Fulham face Leeds United in their third game of the season tonight with Sessegnon likely to feature at his regular left-back spot against the Elland Road side.