Tottenham Hotspur may abandon their pursuit of Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon following his side’s promotion to the Premier League at the weekend, with The Telegraph reporting that Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic is now a more realistic target.
The Whites beat Aston Villa 1-0 at Wembley on Saturday to seal a return to the top flight for the first time in four years.
And it now appears that their prospects of keeping hold of 18-year-old starlet Sessegnon have been hugely increased.
Interest from the Premier League has long been rumoured but Fulham can now offer him that platform themselves next term.
The England under-21 international’s supposed £50 million price tag was also a concern for Tottenham and Pulisic could be the man that they turn to instead.
At 19 he has his best years firmly in front of him and his prominence in the USA national team would also be a big selling point for Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
The Lilywhites’ new stadium, which will be ready next season, will play host to several NFL fixtures as well as the club’s own domestic and European matches, a move designed in part to boost Tottenham’s profile across the Atlantic.
Pulisic is considered the brightest talent to come out of the American game in the modern era and followed up his breakthrough 2016-17 campaign for Dortmund with another solid season this time around.
Able to play on either flank or in behind a central striker, the youngster is a dynamic dribbler who possesses an eye for a key pass.
He also has nine goals in 20 international appearances since making his bow in March 2016.
Both Pulisic and Sessegnon look like stars of the future but if the decision over who to pursue does indeed come down to finances then the American may be the safer bet.