Whilst you can’t make people do what they don’t want to, you can do your best to influence proceedings. in football your tools to achieve this are pretty blunt.
Despite Poch’s nonsense about the treatment of a player on a human level (or whatever he was farting on about) all players want is money and honours. No, no, no. Don’t bother trying to crowbar anything else onto that list. If you try to all you’ll be doing is inventing, inflicting your harebrained imagination upon us all.
Spurs had absolutely everything in place with Fulham last season and still managed to fluff their lines when it came to getting a deal for the boy over the line. Penny Wise Pend Foolish for the bazilyionth time.
Now, Fulham have regained complete control of the situation. Whites boss Tony Khan said:
‘As it’s been the subject of a great deal of speculation, I’d like to announce that Ryan Sessegnon is staying with Fulham football club and will not be departing during this January transfer window.
‘Ryan is a very important part of the Fulham family, and we’re grateful that he’ll be with us as we fight to achieve promotion this season.’
This is precisely the sort of player we should have had on the books this season.