Major Tottenham target wins award – time for Spurs to up the ante

Long-term Tottenham Hotspur target Ryan Sessegnon has been named as the Championship Player of the Month for January, with the Fulham wideman’s reputation continuing to grow.

The versatile left-back has been pushed forward into a winger’s role of late and starred at Craven Cottage, justifying the widespread media reports suggesting Spurs wanted the teenager in the summer.

Still only 17, the Fulham teenager is a prodigious talent and as such Tottenham will face real competition for his signature should they re-enter the race to land him this summer.

Since Mauricio Pochettino’s appointment in North London, the club have put real faith in young players and this has paid dividends on and off the pitch.

It is this recent track record of progressing young English players that will surely be appealing to Sessegnon when the time comes to decide his next destination.

While there are plenty of reasons for the 17-year-old to pick Tottenham over other Premier League teams, Daniel Levy needs to up the ante and get the ball rolling on landing the teenager.

Spurs reportedly had a £25 million offer rejected by Fulham in the summer and as such the fee needed to land Sessegnon appears to be growing on a month-by-month basis.

The fact that he continues to thrive in the Championship, with his latest award a testament to this, will only entice other Premier League suitors to move for him in the near future.

As such, Tottenham need to get ahead of the competition and make him the club’s number one transfer target ahead of this summer.

Improving Pochettino’s squad at Spurs is a tough ask, but having someone with Sessegnon’s versatility and potential would be a boost in both the short and long terms.

While other members of the Premier League’s higher echelons may look for international stars from overseas this summer, an uncapped teenager from Roehampton looks like the ideal addition for Tottenham.