Jermaine Jenas tips Conte to turn 22-year-old Spurs star into ‘£40m or £50m player’

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Jermaine Jenas believes Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte could turn Ryan Sessegnon into a player worth £40m or £50 million. 

Conte has been leading the charge at Spurs since arriving in November, with the club in prime position to book their place in next season’s Champions League. 

The N17-based side hold a two-point lead in fourth place in the Premier League over Arsenal, with a point on the final day enough to qualify for the top European competition. 

In inspiring Tottenham to a strong second half of the campaign, Conte has also extracted a host of good displays from a number of fringe players within his squad, namely young wide man Sessegnon. 

The 22-year-old, who arrived from Fulham in 2019, has struggled to cement a place in the Spurs line-up having been blighted with injuries during his time in North London so far. 

But he has since stepped in to replace the injured Sergio Reguilon at left wing-back and has impressed both defensively and going forward during his run in the side. 

Former Tottenham midfielder Jenas believes Sessegnon will keep getting better under Conte’s guidance and backs the tactician to turn the England U21 international into a valuable player. 

Jenas told BBC Sport: “For example, Ben Davies just looks completely different under Conte and so does Ryan Sessegnon – by the time Conte is finished with him, you are probably looking at a £40m or £50m player.”

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Sessegnon’s performances in recent weeks have shown exactly why Tottenham pushed to sign him in 2019 having become an unsung hero almost. 

This extended, injury-free run in the team should be so good for his confidence and he is putting his name in the hat to be the club’s starter next season. 

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