Aston Villa must try again for Ryan Sessegnon if Spurs don't act

Ryan Sessegnon of England gestures during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Championship Group C match between England and France at Dino Manuzzi Stadium on June 18, 2019 in Cesena, Italy.

Tottenham Hotspur may be challenged by Aston Villa for Ryan Sessegnon.

Ryan Sessegnon of England gestures during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Championship Group C match between England and France at Dino Manuzzi Stadium on June 18, 2019 in Cesena, Italy.

Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon will be wanted back in the Premier League after suffering relegation, but few would have tabbed Aston Villa as a potential destination.

Sessegnon, 19, arrived in the Premier League with a huge reputation from his Championship days with Fulham, but failed to really get going in the top flight.

The teenager hit two goals and six assists for Fulham last season, and with just one year left on his deal at Fulham, he's expected to move on this summer.

 

The Guardian noted last month that Sessegnon wants to join Tottenham, but Sky Sports claim that Spurs are remaining patient and haven't even opened talks with Fulham yet.

With just a few weeks of the transfer window left to go, other clubs should be looking to swoop in if Tottenham sit back, and Aston Villa should be one of them.

The Telegraph claim that Villa launched a shock enquiry for Sessegnon earlier this summer, and Dean Smith's side should remain in the race just in case that move to Spurs doesn't materialise after all.

Ryan Sessegnon of England U21  during the  EURO U21 match between England  v France  at the Orogel Stadium-Dino Manuzzi on June 18, 2019 in Cesena Italy

Villa would be able to give Sessegnon consistent playing time on the left wing, whilst reuniting him with left back Matt Targett, after they enjoyed a fine partnership at Fulham in 2018.

Villa have been splashing the cash this summer, but spending more on a top teenage talent like Sessegnon – who they could feasibly make a huge profit on – would be a sensible move, especially ahead of huge clubs like Spurs.

It remains bold for Villa to target Sessegnon, but with that expected move to Spurs will yet to go through, they would be wise to keep him on the radar and plot another ambitious attempt this summer.

Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham looks dejected after his team concede a third goal during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Fulham FC at Vicarage Road on April 02, 2019 in Watford,...

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