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Ryan Sessegnon

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by mjc23, 8 Aug 2019.

  1. wiziwig

    wiziwig Pascal Chimbonda

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    In that video he's showed in many areas of the pitch during game too so possibly, but probably would be unfair in the early stages of his career with us so maybe later? ...
     
  2. Alaric

    Alaric Sean Davis

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    I was really impressed by the interview he gave. I know they’re all pretty well coached and know what they're expected to say, but I really thought he seemed very intelligent, thoughtful and poised. He had a calmness and self possession which, I thought, was impressive in one so young.
     
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  3. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover Jack Jull

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    Religious family so he was bought up proper.
     
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  4. Mosquito_Coasting

    Mosquito_Coasting Neil Ruddock

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    Liked seeing him in the stands after Kane's second. Bet we can't wait to get out there with this calibre of player.
     
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  5. nayenezgani

    nayenezgani Justin Edinburgh

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    Good lad..
     
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  6. billyiddo

    billyiddo Les Howe Staff Member

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    Reading all his comments since the move makes him sound properly buzzing to have signed for us - wonder if he's a fan?
     
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  7. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover Jack Jull

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    I assumed he was the way he was talking.

    Taking into account his age and the fact he plays like Bale I would guess he at least followed us when bale was here.

    I love Sessegnon he is everything I want from a player. We need to be patient and give him time. But he plays well off both feet, has pace a good shot and appears humble.

    With hard work and good coaching he will be better then Sterling.
     
  8. FatBloke

    FatBloke Tony Parks

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    You must mean Kaziah, right? 'Cos being potentially better than one of the hottest players in world football is one bold prediction.

    GHod, I hope you're right, but I'm going to temper my expectations until he's had at least a few games in lilywhite.
     
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  9. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan Milija Aleksic

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    Annoyingly, I think he is (or was) a Liverpool fan. I'm sure I remember something a year ago about him supporting them and how Gerrard scored his favourite goal.
     
  10. Raziel

    Raziel Nick Barmby

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    Not disagreeing, what I am saying is he didn't find his first transition into the PL to be a cakewalk. That in my opinion is hopefully a lesson learned early, everything he has said recently sounds like a guy who knows he is going to have to put in a shift, be a better player.
     
  11. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover Jack Jull

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    Nope the lad at city.
     
  12. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Luka Modric

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    Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan has expressed his frustration at how Tottenham handled negotiations over Ryan Sessegnon’s deadline day move.

    Spurs secured a £25million deal last Thursday and Khan says Spurs were difficult to deal with. He has also confirmed Tottenham’s delay in paying the asking price scuppered their chances of signing a defender, thought to be Chelsea centre-back Michael Hector, because they could not buy anyone until the Sessegnon money arrived due to concerns over Financial Fair Play.

    In an interview on Fulham’s official website, Khan said: “We heard from them [Tottenham] for the first time two weeks before the close of the window. We had been making all our deals under the assumption that Ryan could wind the contract down and they were not going to offer us anything. I was totally prepared for that.

    “It seemed like it might be a likely scenario when he still had not heard from them a couple of weeks out, which is why I was doing loan deals where we knew the club would compliant with Financial Fair Play [FFP] rules. We had got three of our top four targets on loan but there was still a lot of uncertainty about what we could do in the rest of the window after we got Ivan Cavaleiro, Anthony Knockaert and Harry Arter.

    “It turned out we were not able to buy any players because this transaction had been held up. And when I finally got an offer it was so ridiculously low that I had to make it super clear that we were not going to take a penny less our asking price, which is exactly what we got.

    “If it was a penny less than our asking price I was perfectly fine for the player to wind his contract down.”

    “We were so far apart that 24 hours before the deadline I was prepared for Ryan to stay at Fulham this year. We were going to get every penny that we asked for, and we got every penny we asked for. I wish it had not taken so long. People have said ‘you knew you were going to get the money, why did you not go out and spend it?’ No, until we had every penny in hand I was not going to go out and spend it.

    “It was not until the middle of the afternoon on deadline day that we actually had a signed agreement. There were multiple breakdown in the closing days.

    “I was glad we had done some deals early [in the window]. But the stuff we did on deadline day was greatly impacted by the sale that went through late on deadline day.

    “We got Harrison Reed down to a loan with Southampton that we could do no matter what happened with our sale. Then we had Bobby Reid and another transfer we were trying to do. Bobby Reid I negotiated in loan in the final hours, and the Josh Onomah swap. The transfer I was hoping to get across but was not able to do because I did not have the money.

    “The Ryan Sessegnon situation was definitely the catalyst as to why we were not able to get that transfer across. In terms of FFP compliance, it would not have been a move that was suitable for the club if we had not got that transfer over the line."


    How small time does this sound? Its at the porn dwarves level.
     
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  13. BrainOfLevy

    BrainOfLevy Vedran Corluka

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    That’s hilarious.

    I guess Levy was operating on the perfectly reasonable assumption that they may have to accept less than the full asking price because they needed money to do other business, and so the choice for Fulham then becomes A. Accept it, and do your business. Strengthen for a push back to the PL. Or B. Get the full asking price, and not a penny less, but struggle to complete your business and release a statement after the window closes showing what a tough businessman you are, even though you’ve cut off your nose to spite your face.

    May put Fulham’s progesss back a season or so but at least they got the extra cash...I guess.
     
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  14. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Luka Modric

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    Business is business. I can him being frustrated, but it only hung on so long because he wouldnt budge on the finances. Were he willing to talk it could have been done earlier Im sure. Levy leveraged the deadline, as any club would, and ultimately Fulham (apparently) got what they wanted.

    Nothing in that is outside of the regular business in football, and it doesnt justify his ranting.

    He makes himself look silly. In both his amateur view of the window, and his petty need to dish the dirt on the deal.
     
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  15. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Teemu Tainio

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    Wonder what Levy offered originally? :)

    Levy has behaved like a smart businessman here and the Fulham guy looks small time. But if these are the tactics we employ, as legitimate as they are, we have to be prepared that it’ll blow up in our face now and again. I’d bet that’s what happened with Grealish when the landscape changed for Villa. But Levy is a smart man and I’m sure he only does this if he’s willing to lose out/walk away from the deal and doesn’t expect it to work every time.

    He clearly isn’t a “football man” in the sense that he doesn’t do things the way they’ve always been done or he doesn’t negotiate like other chairmen.

    That’s not necessarily a bad thing though.
     
  16. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Luka Modric

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    I think Levy has what he thinks is a fair price, and perhaps a certain premium he is prepared to pay and thats the most he'll consider.

    And then I think he comes in low to see at what level a deal can be done.

    Usually itll end up somewhere between, or if the club are too greedy = not at all.
     
  17. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Edgar Davids

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    It's exactly what happened with Grealish. The offer we submitted late in the window was considerably higher than the amount we could've signed him for earlier in the window.

    In the case of Sessegnon however there wasn't a huge amount to gain from buying the player earlier in the window as his hamstring injury was going to rule him out of the first month or more of the season anyway.
     
  18. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Teemu Tainio

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    To be honest, I don't think Levy gives two f**ks about fair price. He wants the lowest price he can get. If he cared about fair, he'd stop and think "Well what would I think was fair if I were in their shoes".

    That's his job though so I've no problem with it. My only point is, if this is how he negotiates, he will run into problems because things change (new owners come in like happened at Villa or else another club comes in and drives up the price).
     
  19. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Luka Modric

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    A fair price to pay. Call it what you want "highest valuation" or something, the point remains.

    He has a max price for a player, and wont go above it.
     
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  20. jabbathehut

    jabbathehut Luke Young

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    why is it our fault they overspent last season and have ffp problems.
     

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