Ian Holloway urges reported Tottenham Hotspur target to stay at his current club

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur and his coaching staff during the 2019 International Champions Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Internazionale at Tottenham...

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Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham  during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Cardiff City at Craven Cottage on April 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Ian Holloway has passionately urged reported Tottenham Hotspur target Ryan Sessegnon to stay at Fulham as he insisted that he's 'not being rude'.

Highly-rated winger Sessegnon, who was relegated with Fulham last season, is seemingly on the verge of making a switch to Spurs, as reported by the Mirror.

If Tottenham can get a deal done for the 19-year-old then it would be an impressive piece of business for the club and one player to watch out for in years to come.


But speaking on Deadline Day on Sky Sports News (08/08/2019 11:05 pm), former QPR manager Holloway urged Sessegnon to stay at Fulham.  

"I would rather he get more games," Holloway told Sky Sports News. "His season didn't go that well. He was outstanding the season before. 

"For me, I think the boy is much better at being a winger, rather than a left-back. Now, if he wants to be left-back, he's got to defend a little bit better than he does.

"I would have rather he stayed at Fulham. I am not having a go at Tottenham because I cannot see him getting into the team, at the moment. But he wants to play! That don't always work. I would have rather he had another season at Fulham, get a good season under your belt then go into the club strong because they still would have still wanted him - I'm not being rude."

Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham FC applauds the fans during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Fulham FC at Vitality Stadium on April 20, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Holloway's comments may not sit well with supporters, who will point towards their manager, Mauricio Pochettino, as the ideal person Sessegnon can work under. 

A number of years ago, Pochettino and Spurs opted to secure the services of a certain Dele Alli - and now he is a fully-fledged England international. 

It could perhaps even be argued that Alli was less-known than Sessegnon when he was a teenager, so fans will point towards the fact that if Alli can do it then so could their potential new capture. 

Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham FC applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Watford FC and Fulham FC at Vicarage Road on April 2, 2019 in London, England.

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