Ryan Sessegnon could save Tottenham Hotspur a lot of money this summer.
The versatile 21-year-old winger has found life in north London difficult since a £25m move from Fulham in the summer of 2019, playing only 12 times for Spurs, which led towards him going out on loan to Bundesliga side Hoffenheim last season.
They managed to give him regular game-time as he featured in 29 matches across all competitions, in which he provided two goals and three assists, via Transfermarkt.
As we’ve seen in the development of players like Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson down the road at Arsenal, this sort of switch can often be the springboard for immediate success.
Tottenham have just appointed a manager who has often put his faith in young players. Nuno Espirito Santo often deployed the likes of Pedro Neto, Vitinha, Rayan Ait-Nouri and Fabio Silva throughout the 2020/21 campaign and it is expected that he looks to develop Spurs’ own crop of emerging hopefuls.
Sessegnon is one of those in line for a big opportunity, especially as he seems like an ideal fit for whatever system the Portuguese boss utilises.
As revealed by football.london’s Alasdair Gold, Spurs’ interest in Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu is crucial for Sergio Reguilon to reach his potential as the very best left wing-back he can be.
The Japanese centre-back is more like a defensive right-back, which means that the Spanish dynamo can kick on and attack when he slots into a back-three in a forward transition.
Sessegnon very much fits this mould too, having been signed as a versatile option anywhere down that left flank, and given that Ben Davies has been mooted with an exit from the club, the 21-year-old gem could well save Daniel Levy and co millions as they won’t have to fund a new replacement.
Furthermore, Gareth Bale has returned to Real Madrid following the expiry of his loan spell in north London, whilst it’s thought that Spurs are willing to listen to offers for fellow wide options Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura, so the 5 foot 10 dynamo could quickly rise up the pecking order in that position too.
Nuno should turn to the £16.2m-rated prospect next season rather than sending him out for another temporary spell away from N17.
AND in other news, Alasdair Gold drops encouraging Nuno claim…