Tottenham Hotspur opinion: Ryan Sessegnon to Tottenham Hotspur will be beneficial to both clubs
According to the Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur are looking to bring in Ryan Sessegnon in the summer. After getting promoted to the Premier League with Fulham, expectations were massive, as it is for most young English players.
The fact that he was awarded Championship Player of the Year meant that even more was expected of him. It hasn’t helped that he’s played under 3 very different managers in one season.
It gets overlooked that he’s still young and is tasked with playing Premier League football regularly.
The Englishman still has some promising stats for an 18-year-old, scoring 2 goals and providing 6 assists in all competitions.
Why he’d fit in at Spurs
Mauricio Pochettino has built a reputation for nurturing young talent and Sessegnon will benefit greatly from working under his tutelage. Other England internationals like Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Eric Dier are a testament to that.
Unlike Sessegnon, most of the above-mentioned players came from complete obscurity, suggesting how a reputed youngster like Sessegnon will benefit from the Argentinian. He could see this as a move that would help him in the England set-up for the years to come.
Spurs don’t have natural wingers since they instead opt to use inside forwards like Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura. They depend on their full-backs and wing-backs to provide width by hitting the byline.
It would allow them another option and Sessegnon could learn a lot from the likes of Son and Rose, two very experienced professionals.
It’s imperative that Tottenham do more to excite their fans. Having not spent anything in two transfer windows, the North London side have compensated for it by finally moving into their new stadium and qualifying for the Champions League semi-final.
Spurs can’t compete with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea for finances. They need to look into the market for young talent or bargains. Sessegnon would not cost a lot, as his price wouldn’t have increased massively based on his performances this season.
For Fulham, this is an opportunity to cash in on one of their own players and reinforce other areas. Fulham desperately need defensive reinforcements and could use the money that they’d avail from Sessegnon’s transfer to bolster that area of the team.
Sessegnon is young and hungry to play at the highest level and Pochetino needs players he can make an impression on, as his squad is no longer the young and upcoming bunch from yesteryear. The 18-year-old has a promising future ahead of him, both for his club and country.