‘He wants to join Spurs’: Sky journalist claims he ‘expects’ Poch to sign long-term target

Sky Sports journalist Lyall Thomas has raved about the potential of Fulham star Ryan Sessegnon and spoken about the prospect of him moving to north London this summer.

Last year, the young defender appeared to be bound for a Spurs switch but Mauricio Pochettino ended the transfer window without securing any of his main targets in the market.

With Fulham now relegated from the Premier League, the Cottagers will see their financial power reduce, which might influence the club into selling some of its valuable assets.

Ryan Sessegnon has been linked with a move to north London for quite a while now, with some reports even claiming that he is interested in joining Pochettino’s side (the Guardian).

The Fulham star has shown over the past two seasons that he is talented enough to make a breakthrough at one of the top six sides in the Premier League.

Speaking on the Last Word on Spurs Transfer Special podcast (29mins), Sky journalist Lyall Thomas claimed that Sessegnon is yearning for a move to Tottenham, which he expects to be completed this summer.

“For the first time of all these windows, it’s one I expect to get done.” he said

“It’s correct he wants to join Spurs, that’s how I understand it and because of that, Tottenham can afford to be quite relaxed.

“It’s been reported it’s been close for ages but it’s not close until the two clubs start talking about doing a deal and I understand that hasn’t happened yet.

“Man United and Juve are in the background but they know Ryan wants to stay in London and go to Spurs. He’s not going to sign a new contract, he’s got one year left at Fulham, they’ve been relegated, Pochettino loves him, has done for ages. All the talent is still there, 19-years-old, what more do you want?”