Ryan Sessegnon on his way for Tottenham medical ahead of £25m move


Ryan Sessegnon is travelling to Tottenham on Thursday morning for a medical ahead of completing a deal worth £25million from Fulham that will see Josh Onomah move in the opposite direction.

Spurs have been locked in talks with Fulham all summer for starlet Sessgnon in a bid to settle on a fee. 

The 19-year-old was adamant he wanted a move to Spurs but would have been content to see out the final year of his contract at Craven Cottage if no agreement was reached.  

A deal was struck between both clubs on Wednesday night but now he is heading to Enfield to complete the formalities on his transfer.

Sessegnon has attracted interest from a number of clubs at home and abroad since bursting onto the scene as a 16-year-old.

But the idea of working with Mauricio Pochettino, who has turned a string of players into senior England internationals, has appealed to Young Lions starlet Sessegnon for some time.

Sessegnon has been recovering from a hamstring injury during pre-season so won’t be available from the outset after completing his Spurs switch.

And Pochettino plans to bed the youngster into his squad and first-team plans slowly once he regains fitness.

Tottenham are also closing in on the signing of Giovani Lo Celso but are on standby to move for Bruno Fernandes if they encounter any late problems.

Spurs have been working on deals for both Betis’s Lo Celso and Sporting Lisbon captain Fernandes at the same time.

Betis’s Lo Celso has been Pochettino’s top choice though the £88m price tag for the attacking midfielder – his buyout clause valuation – was proving a major stumbling block earlier in the window.

But the clubs were close to agreeing a fee with Betis of around £60m for the 23-year-old on Wednesday night.

Lo Celso is keen to move to Spurs and also work with his fellow Argentinian Pochettino so personal terms are not expected to be a problem.

But Spurs have Fernandes on the backburner and are ready to move for the Portugal midfielder if they are unable to tie up a deal for Lo Celso.


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