Tottenham dealt huge blow in quest for Fulham starlet

Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit for Fulham ace Ryan Sessegnon, according to getwestlondon.

The 16-year-old – who will turn 17 in May, has reportedly agreed a pre-contract agreement with the Cottagers ahead of this summer, and will extend his stay in West London on the academy graduate’s first professional deal – meaning Spurs will now have to prepare themselves for a big fee.

The England Under-19 international has attracted attention from several other Premier League giants also, including Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool, thanks to a number of fine performances this season.

The promising defender has made a total of 26 appearances this term in all competitions under boss Slavisa Jokanovic, netting six times and assisting twice – with two goals coming during the Whites’ 3-1 win at Newcastle United last month.

Fulham will be keen not to let another starlet leave Craven Cottage on the cheap however, following Moussa Dembele’s free transfer to Celtic last summer – with the 20-year-old going on to net 24 goals in 36 games since his departure.