According to The Telegraph, Eredivisie side Ajax are keen on making a move for Ryan Sessegnon should Spurs make him available for loan for next season.
Ajax recently sold Hakim Ziyech to Chelsea and a replacement for the Moroccan star has been identified to be the underperforming 20-year-old.
Fulham were reportedly interested in taking Ryan Sessegnon to the Craven Cottage on loan for next season but their hope of reuniting with their former academy graduate star might be jeopardized due to Ajax interest.
Since Sessegnon’s professional debut with the Cottagers, his popularity has grown and being praised by the fans and media.
In February 2017, the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport ranked Sessegnon as part of the top 30 Under-20 players in Europe, while in May 2017, Sports Illustrated also ranked him as the 19th-best Under-20 player in the world football.
Former Fulham’s striker Neeskens Kebano once called him “the future of English football”, with Stefan Johansen saying he was “99% certain that Sessegnon will be one of the top left-backs in the world”.
Around November 2017, FourFourTwo named Sessegnon in their 100 Best youngsters in the World list, comparing him with the likes of David Alaba and Ashley Cole. In February 2018, Sessegnon was ranked 10th in the most promising Under-20 category in the whole of Europe.
Sessegnon was included in the prestigious list named by CIES with other talented youngsters like Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in 1st place, while Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappé in 3rd place.
By April 2018, Sessegnon was included in the nomination for the EFL Championship Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season awards. Surprisingly, he also became the first Championship player to be nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
As at 15th April 2018, Sessegnon won as many as five awards when he was named Young Player of the Season, Apprentice of the Year, Championship Player of the Season and was named in the Team of the Season and EFL Club Developed XI.
During the 2017/2018 Sky Bet Championship campaign, Sessegnon had 46 appearances for the Cottagers, scoring 15 goals and also being credited with six assists, helping Fulham to secure Premier League promotion.
He was deservedly named the Championship Player of the Season at the tender age of 17, considering his unbelievable performances all through the season.
Following Fulham’s relegation into the Championship, Sessegnon signed a five-year-deal with an optional one-year extension with Tottenham, in a deal worth £25 million which also saw Josh Onomah go to Fulham.
Upon joining the Spurs, Sessegnon subsequently struggled for game time. The winger was tipped to realise his full potential, but a couple of injuries and lack of faith shown in him by Jose Mourinho has all but left him in shambles as he considers a move away from the club in bid for regular play time.
The 20-year-old only made six appearances in the just concluded 2019/2020 campaign, and wasn’t considered for selection after football resumed following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Though Tottenham are said to be reluctant to sanction Sessegnon’s move away, but his urge for playing time might change the club’s stance amid the fear of his valuation been dropped drastically if he continues to be starved of regular game time.