Ryan Sessegnon may have given an indication as to where his future lies when he eventually departs in-form Championship outfit Fulham.
The wing-back revealed that Luke Shaw was a big inspiration to him in his younger years and cited the England international’s time at Southampton as a particularly impressive period.
It is worth noting that the Saints’ manager at that point was current Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and Sessegnon’s comments seem to suggest that the Argentine was able to get the best out of the full-back in a way that Manchester United have failed to do in the intervening seasons.
“I’ve always been an attacking left-back so I really admired Luke Shaw when he was at Southampton,” the teenager told FourFourTwo.
“He’s got a lot of attacking qualities and creates chances, which is something I like to do myself.
“His ability to get up and down the pitch is incredible.”
Sessegnon has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham in the past year or so after establishing himself as one of Europe’s hottest young talents with a series of impressive displays in the second tier.
With a record this term of 14 goals and four assists from 37 Championship appearances this campaign, many of which have come from left-back, it is little surprise to see most of the country’s biggest clubs in the running for his signature.
Tottenham may be a particularly attractive option for a variety of reasons; the Lilywhites are likely to be able to offer Champions League football, competition for domestic trophies and are moving into a new stadium this summer.
Danny Rose’s struggles to break back into the team following a serious injury could also see a space open up for a new left-back, should speculation that he is set to leave in the summer come to fruition.
The coming transfer window may be Tottenham’s best opportunity to snap up Sessegnon for a fraction of the price he will be worth in just a few years’ time.