Mauricio Pochettino may be on the verge of taking a big transfer gamble with Tottenham Hotspur, according to Danny Mills.
The former Leeds United and England defender who now works as a football pundit believes that the potential sale of Danny Rose coupled with a possible arrival of Ryan Sessegnon is risky business.
Tottenham confirmed earlier this week that Rose had been left out of the club’s pre-season tour of the Far East in order for him to explore potential transfer opportunities away from North London (Spurs official).
Rose once again proved last season that he is one of the best left-backs in European football, but at the age of 29 he may now be on the verge of ending his twelve-year stint at Spurs.
Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon has been viewed as a long-term successor to Rose (Football.London) and is expected to leave Craven Cottage this summer after entering the last twelve months of his contract has apparently told the Championship side that he will not put pen to paper on a new deal (Guardian).
Mills claims that he was not overly impressed by Sessegnon’s displays in the top flight last season and believes he may need time to adjust at Tottenham.
He told Football Insider: “He couldn’t get into a struggling Fulham side that got relegated, often enough,”
“Undoubtedly has a lot of potential but I look at it at think it’s a bit of a gamble. You are losing experience, consistency for a player who could be outstanding, might not be. Might struggle, might not be able to cope at that level for two or three months.
“If you’re Tottenham, and you want to be challenging for the top four and beyond, you’ve got to be right at it from the get-go.”
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