Tottenham winning Man Utd transfer battle thanks to Mauricio Pochettino… here’s why

Tottenham winning Man Utd transfer battle thanks to Mauricio Pochettino… here’s why

Fulham are expected to lose star man Sessegnon this summer after they were relegated from the Premier League.

The 18-year-old played a key role in helping to guide the Cottagers out of the Championship and into the top flight last year.

But having been used as more of a utility man this term, he has struggled to make the same impact against stronger opposition.

That hasn’t put off several top clubs though, with a number of Europe’s elite keeping tabs on him.

Borussia Dortmund, along with United, Tottenham and PSG, are reportedly eyeing a move for Sessegnon this summer.

However, Spurs are out in front at the minute, according to the Sun.

Reports suggest that Sessegnon is favouring a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium having seen manager Mauricio Pochettino help several English talents to flourish.

The likes of Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Kieran Trippier have all become Three Lions regulars under the Argentine’s guidance.

Tottenham’s fight for Sessegnon comes amid news that:

Tottenham winning Man Utd transfer battle thanks to Mauricio Pochettino… here’s why

Tottenham are beating Man Utd in battle a battle to sign Fulham ace Ryan Sessegnon (Pic: GETTY)

Ryan Sessegnon is thought to be keen to move to Tottenham having seen Dele Alli flourish at Spurs

Sessegnon is thought to be keen to move to Tottenham having seen Dele Alli flourish at Spurs (Pic: GETTY)

Meanwhile, Harry Kane has picked up the captain’s armband for the national side, as well as winning a World Cup Golden Boot.

After an extremely quiet last two summer transfer windows, Pochettino is expected to splash the cash this summer.

And with Sessegnon comfortably fitting into their rather tight wage structure, the England U21 would provide good competition for Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela and Heung-Min Son.

United are also expected to spend big this summer though, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to be handed a huge transfer budget to rebuild his squad.

Ryan Sessegnon would add to English talents such as Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard at Manchester United

Sessegnon would add to English talents such as Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard at Man Utd (Pic: GETTY)

Sessegnon would add further English talent to a squad also boasting the likes of Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.

The Fulham man’s current deal runs out in 2020.

And with Sessegnon last valued at £50m, the south west London side will be desperate not to allow their academy graduate to leave for the training compensation of just £500,000.

Should the 18-year-old be released in 2020 though, German side Borussia Dortmund are keen to make him another young English talent taking the Bundesliga by storm.

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