Ajax keen to take Ryan Sessegnon on loan from Tottenham

Ajax keen to take Ryan Sessegnon on loan from Tottenham

Ajax are interested in signing Ryan Sessegnon on loan if Tottenham make the 20-year-old available.

The Dutch champions are searching for attacking reinforcements and admire Sessegnon, who has found opportunities hard to come by since leaving Fulham for £25m last summer. He has made 12 appearances for Spurs and José Mourinho is considering whether the winger, who can also play at left-back, would benefit from regular football elsewhere.

Mourinho is yet to decide whether Sessegnon will be part of his plans next season. Fulham are also interested after winning the Championship play-off final, though it is understood a return to Craven Cottage is unlikely.

The versatility of Sessegnon, who has started only four Premier League games for Tottenham, could make him a useful option for Mourinho. Tottenham lack cover for Ben Davies at left-back, with Jan Vertonghen gone and Danny Rose, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Newcastle, out of favour.

Mourinho praised Sessegnon after he scored his first goal for the club in the 3-1 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League group stage in December, but has also spoken about the need for him to develop. Tottenham believe Sessegnon has a bright future at the club.

Fulham could land another Tottenham youngster, the 19-year-old midfielder Oliver Skipp, on loan. Scott Parker, Fulham’s manager, knows Skipp from his time at Spurs.