The Ryan Sessegnon transfer story rumbles on as we enter June, with Tottenham now reportedly the club in the driving seat to sign the wonderkid.

The 17-year-old is yet to sign a professional deal at Fulham , although GetWestLondon understands the club are still confident he will do so at some stage in June, along with twin brother Steven.

Liverpool were seemingly leading the race, but they have reportedly given up on trying to lure him to Anfield and it looks like Tottenham are ready to make their move in signing the man tipped as the next Gareth Bale.

It will be hard for Fulham fans to see the youngster leave if it comes to it, he is Fulham born and bred having grown up in Roehampton, and it will come as a double sting with their last young talent leaving to go to Celtic last summer.

As with any moves, there are pros and cons that the individual has to sit down and work through before making their minds up - here's what we think Sessegnon may be thinking about as he weighs up his options.


Right, so, although there won't be any pros for Fulham fans who may be losing one of the brightest talents the club has seen, there will definitely be pros for Sessesgnon.

First and foremost, Tottenham are a Premier Club going places.

Ahead of his years: Ryan Sessegnon

Mauricio Pochettino has the club playing some of, if not the best football in the top flight and playing in a team like that can only improve a player.

The wealth of attacking options Tottenham have is another pro for Sessegnon - we know he is an attack minded player and he would slot into that Spurs side with ease and would contribute a fair few assists and goals if he was to get a starting place.

Playing in a side of Tottenham's quality will also improve Sessegnon. Playing with the best players week-in, week-out will only make him a better player and increase his development ten fold.

There's also the small thing of Gareth Bale going to Tottenham and becoming one of the best players in world football.

Like the 17-year-old Fulham man, he started gaining plaudits at an early age for Southampton before he was snapped up by Spurs, where after a rocky start he went on to become the machine we see today, eventually going to Real Madrid for £85million.

If Bale did it, Sessegnon will be thinking he can too and a step to Spurs would be natural if he wanted to go down that route.

Celebrations: Ryan Sessegnon celebrates his goal against Aston Villa


There are cons to the move though, and huge risks that the youngster must weight up before making up his mind.

First of all, he's only just turned 17-years-old.

Making a move like this in such an early part of his career is a massive risk - who is to say he will get regular game time at Tottenham?

You don't want someone of his talents languishing in the U23s and playing here and there for Spurs.

If he stays at Fulham, he is pretty much guaranteed to play regularly, something which will aid his development as a football and benefit him in the long term.

Talented: Ryan Sessegnon

He's also got his family at Fulham in brother Steven, as well as near by, making it easier for him to fit in a Motspur and to play for Fulham.

He's been at the club since he was eight years old, he knows the club and he know the people behind the scenes - not just Jokanovic but also Huw Jennings and everyone that has been there with him since he joined as a kid.

Having an environment like that is the best place, in my opinion, for Sessegnon to nurture his unbelievable potential.

One day, Sessegnon will leave Fulham, that much is certain.

But he has his whole career ahead of him for that - if he stays at Fulham for the next two years and plays regular football, he could have nearly 100 appearances under his belt before the age of 20.

Gaining attention: Ryan Sessegnon in action against Leeds United

That's a whole lot of experience with the best part of his career still ahead of him - for me that would be the ideal time to move on, but not now having just made his breakthrough season.

He is in the perfect environment under Jokanovic and Jennings to really make the most of his talent, his career has only just started and he is at his boyhood club.

The Premier League is tempting, as it would be for anyone, but Ryan if you're reading this, now is the time to cement yourself in Fulham folklore before going on to pastures new.

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