Tony Cascarino has claimed that Ryan Sessegnon is a prime example of how poor Tottenham Hotspur’s recruitment has been over recent years.
Tottenham paid £25m to snap up Sessegnon up from Fulham in 2019 after he broke into the first team at Craven Cottage and won many admirers.
After struggling to get a run of matches under his belt in his first season at Tottenham, the 21-year-old showed glimpses of quality on loan at Hoffenheim last campaign, finishing the season with 2 goals and 3 assists in 23 Bundesliga appearances.
The England Under-21 international did start both of Tottenham’s Europa Conference League play-off legs against Pacos De Ferriera as a left-wing-back at the start of this season.
However, injuries have prevented the youngster from getting any more game time as he has been out of action with a knock since September.
Cascarino suggested that the former Fulham man is one of several recent signings for Tottenham that have failed to deliver.
The pundit told talkSPORT (02/11/21): “You can get sidetracked into the stadium and the investment into that. Then the Kane issue happened.
“I think the recruitment has been good enough. You think of Ryan Sessegnon.
“From Fulham, for £25 million, and he has disappeared – quite a number of transfers haven’t worked for Spurs.”
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One would think the appointment of Conte gives Sessegnon a good chance of salvaging his Spurs career, given the Italian’s commitment to using wing-backs and his preference for athletic players in that position who can get up and down the pitch.
Perhaps, the Italian would be able to improve the defensive side of the 21-year-old’s game. I personally do not think Sessegnon is going to make it at Spurs as I do not consider him to be good enough on the ball.
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