Danny Mills has inadvertently pinpointed the main reason why Tottenham Hotspur should not sign Ryan Sessegnon in his column saying he would be a great addition, as per Football Insider.
Spurs have been heavily linked with Sessegnon in recent days.
The BBC claimed on Wednesday that the club will bid for the Fulham full-back-cum-winger in the coming weeks.
However, Mills does not believe that the 18-year-old is good enough defensively to play as a left-back and has instead urged Spurs, if they secure his signature, to deploy him further forward on the flank.
He said: “I see him as an attacking player rather than a left-back, as he has a lot to learn defensively.
“He looked great in the Championship but the Premier League is a totally different level.”
Sessegnon is not going to dislodge Heung-Min Son from the starting XI at Spurs.
He clearly has a high ceiling and has impressed even while playing in a genuinely terrible Fulham team throughout the 2018-19 season.
But there is little point in Spurs prioritising the signing of yet another attacking player when they really need a defensive overhaul.
It is at left-back and right-back where the most investment is required and, with Danny Rose surely likely to stay, the club should be looking at potential targets to replace Ben Davies.
Sessegnon, as Mills said, is not that player; Spurs would be better off looking elsewhere this summer.