TOTTENHAM have been told how much it will cost to sign Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.
Spurs have not held back in the transfer window this summer after not bringing in a single player last season.
The north London side have already smashed their transfer record to sign Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for £55.5m.
They’ve also snapped up Jack Clarke from Leeds and are closing in on Giovani Lo Celso.
Sessegnon is next on their list as they seek a long-term replacement for Danny Rose.
The England under-21 international is out of contract at the end of the coming season and reports have suggested he’s keen for a Premier League move.
Tottenham will face competition for Sessegnon after Manchester United, Juventus and PSG made contact with his agent.
And journalist Duncan Castles has revealed Fulham will demand €30m (£27m) for the 19-year-old.
“He’s an interesting player in that he doesn’t really have a settled position,” Castles told Reach PLC’s Transfer Window podcast.
“Fulham value the player at up to €30m (£27m) so the fee’s going to be substantial.”
Journalist Duncan Castles
“He’s played 48 games at left-back for Fulham, 42 in left-midfield and 20 at left-wing.
“I believe Tottenham see him primarily as a left-back to replace Danny Rose who they haven’t taken on tour with them and intend to sell this summer in much the same way as they’ve already sold Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid for a substantial fee.
“It’s part of that Daniel Levy strategy of moving on your maturer players when you can get a transfer fee for them and when they’re asking for high wages to stay at the club and then signing younger talents who you think will increase in value and don’t cost as much in terms of wages.
“And Sessegnon very much fits that profile for Tottenham in that at 19 having broken into English football at such a young age, having that list of clubs chasing him, you can see that if a move to Tottenham went well and he established himself in the first team then his value would increase and Tottenham would not only have themselves a player who could give them years of service at left-back but they would also have a player that they could use in that strategy cashing in on them when the moment suits them at a later stage if Daniel Levy decides for that to become necessary.
“And I understand that Fulham value the player at up to €30m (£27m) so the fee’s going to be substantial here and I expect it could take some time to resolve itself because it seems that Sessegnon’s preference is to go to Tottenham.
“It’s clear that Tottenham are very interested in the player.
“But we’ve seen this kind of process before where Levy and Tottenham have a defined target that they want to get.
“They know the club who he plays for at present are ready to sell and they negotiate until they can try and get a price that suits them and one of the ways to do that is to let it run until the end of the window and try and force the current club to accept an offer less than the one they’d prefer to get for the player.”