Danny Murphy has revealed some people at Tottenham speak ‘very highly’ of wing-back Ryan Sessegnon and he believes next season will be a big one in his development.
Moving to north London from Fulham in 2019, the 22-year-old has gone through a tough spell at Spurs with injuries hampering his progression.
But the England youth international put together a positive end to last term and became a key piece of Antonio Conte’s side en route to securing their place in the Champions League.
Now entering into his fourth season at the club, Sessegnon will be preparing to kick on but will have to contend for a place at left wing-back with Ivan Perisic, who arrived on a free transfer earlier this summer.
Former Spurs midfielder Murphy has now shared his thoughts on Sessegnon ahead of the new campaign, including what some figures at the club think of him.
Alongside being impressed with some of his displays towards the tail end of last season, the player-turned-pundit claimed some people at Spurs hold the wide man in high regard.
Murphy told talkSPORT White and Jordan (13/07/22 10am-1pm): “Well, he started a lot more games during the second half of last season. He really started to look comfortable in that left-wing-back position.
“Obviously, he is being well-coached, he has been given the confidence to go and perform. He had a couple of games where I thought, ‘Wow, that’s the player they bought’.
“I think he has shown Conte enough that he trusts him because they have Perisic, who I think you can see in certain games play left wing-back, although he is more forward-thinking. But he has the legs to play left wing-back.
“I think, for Sessegnon, it’s a big year for him. But I like him. A couple of mates of mine who are still at the club, they speak about him very highly.”
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Sessegnon showed plenty of confidence towards the end of last season and there were signs of the player Spurs originally signed three years ago.
The arrival of Perisic should be good for his development too as he will be able to learn alongside a top wing-back and will be putting his all into fighting for a place in the team.
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