Another late signing for Spurs as Sessegnon is confirmed

Date published: Thursday 8th August 2019 5:54

Tottenham have completed the signing of England Under-21 international Ryan Sessegnon for a fee reported to be worth £25m.

The teenager, who can play as a left winger or a left-back, makes the move across London from Fulham, where he came through the youth ranks before making his debut at the age of 16.

Sessegnon had been a major target for Spurs all summer, and the deal was finally completed after he passed a medical on Thursday.

The fee for the 19-year-old could rise to £30m with add-ons, while midfielder Josh Onomah has headed the other way to Fulham as part of the deal.

Sessegnon has signed a contract until June 2025, and will wear the number 19 shirt.

Spurs’ pursuit of Sessegnon began with interest last summer, before the teenager opted to have a season in the top tier with Fulham.

Their relegation back to the Sky Bet Championship has allowed the north London club to swoop this time around and a cash-plus-player deal was agreed.

The 19-year-old is currently nursing a hamstring injury, but that is not expected to present a problem and he will be seen as the club’s long-term successor to current left-back Danny Rose, who could still leave before the end of the European window on September 2.

Rose was understood to have been the subject of interest from Watford, but a deal was not agreed and Rose will stay at Spurs for now.

The Englishman joins Giovani Lo Celso in signing for Spurs, after the midfielder was confirmed earlier this evening.

More to follow…

 

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