Ryan Sessegnon's PFA Young Player of the Year nomination shows Tottenham must beat Manchester United to his signature

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino (L) and Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (R) walk off at half time in the English Premier League football...

Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon is the real deal, and Tottenham would surely be the ideal next club for him to continue his development rather than at Manchester United.

Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham celebrates victory after the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage on April 3, 2018 in London, England.

Ryan Sessegnon's outstanding form for Fulham this season has seen him deservedly among the nominees for PFA Young Player of the Year.

The 17-year-old is one of the brightest prospects coming through in English football at the moment, and it's little surprise to see he's up for this prestigious prize despite being younger than the other candidates - and being the only one not to currently play in the Premier League.

This is some achievement from Sessegnon, who has contributed an incredible 14 goals and 6 assists to Fulham in 42 Championship games, despite often playing at left-back.

The Guardian reported interest from Manchester United and Tottenham ahead of the January transfer window. and it's likely it would now take more than £25million to prise him away from Craven Cottage. Still, Tottenham must pay what it takes to land this huge talent. And surely Tottenham and Sessegnon are natural bedfellows. Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier are among just a few young English players who've improved immensely under the management of Mauricio Pochettino, and it's unlikely in any case that Sessegnon would get such opportunities at Old Trafford.

Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham celebrates scoring his sides fifth goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Burton Albion at Craven Cottage on January 20, 2018 in London,...

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's ruthless treatment of Luke Shaw this season shows just how high a standard players keep in his good books, and his record in general with young players is far from convincing.

With the Sun among sources continuing to link Tottenham's Danny Rose with a move to Manchester United, there's sure to be a slot opening up at left-back that Sessegnon could fill for Pochettino.

Sessegnon's tremendous start to his career shows he's surely destined for the top, so this could be a now-or-never opportunity for Tottenham to snap him up.

Fulham, however, are hoping to convince Sessegnon to stay if the club are promoted to the Premier League at the end of the season.

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