Report: Tottenham's move for Ryan Sessegnon held up by swap demands

Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham reacts after his disallowed goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Chelsea FC at Craven Cottage on March 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Fulham reportedly want a Tottenham player in exchange for Ryan Sessegnon.

Ryan Sessegnon of England U21  during the  EURO U21 match between England  v Romania  at the Orogel Stadium-Dino Manuzzi on June 21, 2019 in Cesena Italy

According to the London Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur's move for Fulham ace Ryan Sessegnon is being held up by demands for a player to be included in the deal.

Spurs have left Danny Rose out of their pre-season squad in order for him to find a new club, and his expected exit will free up a space for a new left-sided player to arrive.

The favourite to arrive would be Fulham ace Sessegnon, especially after their relegation back to the Championship, but a deal for Spurs to sign him has allegedly stalled.

 

It's claimed that Tottenham's move is being held up, because Fulham are insisting that a Tottenham player heads in the opposite direction.

No names have been mentioned, but midfielder Josh Onomah would make sense, given that he appears to be way down the pecking order under Mauricio Pochettino.

Marcus Edwards would also make some sense, whilst loan moves for Tashan Oakley-Boothe or Cameron Carter-Vickers could be of interest to Fulham too.

Josh Onomah of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion at The Lamex Stadium on August 24, 2018 in Stevenage, England.

As for Sessegnon, he will understandably want a move back to the top flight. He didn't exactly set the Premier League alight last season, but if it's the Championship with Fulham or the Champions League with Spurs, the latter should be more appealing.

With just a year left on his deal, Spurs are in a strong enough position to sign the teenager as it is, without a player being included. Swap deals are notoriously difficult, hence the Sessegnon move being held up, but it may allow Spurs to bring the asking price down – and spent key funds elsewhere.

Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham reacts after his disallowed goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Chelsea FC at Craven Cottage on March 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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