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Ryan Sessegnon: Spurs sign the Premier League’s first ‘millennial’ goalscorer

By Steve Jennings

Published: 17:50, 8 August 2019

Tottenham have signed Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham on a busy transfer deadline day for the north London club.

Midfielder Josh Onomah has moved in the direction with Spurs reportedly paying around £25m for Sessegnon, who has signed a long-term contract.

Sessegnon joins Tottenham: Five key things to know…

  • Sessegnon has been linked with Spurs since first breaking into the Fulham team as a 16-year-old.
  • The teenager had just one year left on his Fulham contract.
  • Tottenham are said to have paid £25m with midfielder Josh Onomah moving to Craven Cottage in exchange.
  • Sessegnon has signed a long-term deal with Spurs.
  • Last season, he became the first 2000s-born player to score in the Premier League.

The 19-year-old has already made 120 senior appearances for Fulham as well as playing 10 times for the England Under-21s side.

He found the net twice in the league last season, the first of which was the first Premier League goal scored by a player born in the 200os.

Tottenham have been active in the transfer window, signing Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for a club record fee and securing a deal for Leeds United teenager Jack Clarke, who has returned to Elland Road on loan.

A move for Real Betis playmaker Giovani Lo Celso was also confirmed after the deadline.

“I can’t wait to get started at Spurs,” Sessegnon told the club’s official website. “A young team, an exciting team on the up. This is the place to be.”