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