Has this talkSPORT pundit got his transfer wires horribly crossed at Tottenham?

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur’s potential move for Fulham defender Ryan Sessegnon could depend on whether Kieran Trippier is sold.

That is the opinion of former West Ham United and Republic of Ireland striker David Connolly.

He said on talkSPORT’s Transfer Tavern (23/6/19 between 5 pm – 7 pm): “I’m sure [Pochettino has] highlighted Sessegnon,”

“I know, like Trippier, he’s had a disappointing season, and it’s an awful lot of money, but they were interested in him last season.

“He’s another attacking fullback. I think they may need some help defensively as well Tottenham, it can’t just all be about attack.

“If it is Ryan Sessegnon [that replaces Trippier], he’s a talented boy, but he’s another young player where this season hasn’t gone quite right for him.

“I think he might benefit from playing another season in the Championship. It’s a steep learning curve.”

“Certainly defensively, I’d be thinking ‘I need a left-back that could provide a bit of balance’.


It seems strange why the future of Trippier would hinge on a deal for Sessegnon when both players operate on different sides of the pitch.

Trippier’s natural position is at right-back while Sessegnon is versatile to play anywhere on the left side.

If it were Danny Rose who he had mentioned in relation to Sessegnon when it would make perfect sense which makes you think if the former professional footballer has actually got confused on which side of the pitch that Trippier plays on.

Connolly also suggested that Sessegnon could benefit by playing another season in the Championship after he struggled to make an impact in the top flight following Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League last year.

The 19-year-old is out of contract next summer which certainly makes him an attractive proposition for the likes of Tottenham.

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