Tottenham Hotspur opinion: Spurs should replace Rose with Sessegnon
Danny Rose has been linked with an exit from Tottenham Hotspur, according to a report from the Daily Express. The club interested in his signature are French Champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Spurs have Ben Davies currently, who is a fantastic option but is better as a wing-back rather than a full-back.
A replacement will be a necessity and Spurs have been linked with a certain Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham. He is one of England’s best young prospects and was a senior player for Fulham at only 16.
Furthermore, he was the Championship’s Player of the Season in the 2017/18 season when the Cottagers got promotion after winning their playoff game against Aston Villa.
Mauricio Pochetinno has built a reputation for nurturing young players and Sessegnon will benefit greatly from being guided by the Argentinian.
Other England internationals like Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Eric Dier are a testament to that. Expectations were massive when Fulham joined the Premier League and Sessegnon was a big part of that but they flattered to deceive because of their leaky defence.
His reputation preceded him but it was always unreal to expect an 18-year-old to hit the ground running immediately. However, he wasn’t too bad with stats of 6 assists and 2 goals which are still very impressive for a side that got relegated.
Tottenham don’t have too many natural wingers and they only have the likes of Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura. As a result, they depend on their full-backs and wing-backs to provide the width by hitting the byline.
With Danny Rose leaving and Kieran Trippier already out of the picture, Mauricio Pochettino has to buy players of a similar profile to Sessegnon.
Sessegnon isn’t a risky signing, as he wouldn’t be expected to hit the ground running because of his age and the fact that he’ll have to fight for his place with the senior players.
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It hasn’t helped that he’s played under three very different managers in one season. From an attacking manager in Jokanovic to a pragmatic one in Claudio Rainieri didn’t help.
It gets overlooked that he’s still very young and is one of the few youngsters who got to play Premier League football regularly. He needs to continue at the top-tier with Spurs.