Opinion: Ryan Sessegnon could be the missing piece of the jigsaw for Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

Spurs were continuously linked with Ryan Sessegnon for what felt like forever. We thought he might join the club last summer, but he didn’t (iNews). We thought he might join the club in January, but he didn’t. But finally, this summer Tottenham got their man.

He impressed for Fulham, particularly in the Championship when he helped the Cottagers achieve promotion to the top division, and was highly regarded by many top clubs around the globe (Telegraph).

It was the pull of Spurs – in particular, the new stadium and Pochettino – that swayed Sessegnon, and I believe he is at the right place to progress as a player (Spurs official).

It’s fair to say that he did not have a great first season in the Premier League in a struggling Fulham side, but the season before showed just how good he is. During 2017/18, Sessegnon scored 16 and assisted 8, whilst also creating 12 big chances (Sky Sports). His flair down the left-hand side is something that Spurs could do with these days.

Danny Rose has been a great servant to the club, but his best years are behind him. A few seasons ago he reached the peak of his powers, but recently, he has made more mistakes and not been as effective both defensively and offensively. He very nearly left for Watford in the summer, and when Sessegnon is fully fit, I feel that he should start in the left-back position ahead of Rose.

Sessegnon is just 19 years of age, and under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino, he could become one of the world’s best left-sided players, whether that’s in a left-back role or a more advanced position.

As long as he keeps his feet on the ground and continues to work hard, he can become a world-class player for Tottenham and for England.

At such a young age he is already a fine footballer, and he could well be the missing piece of the jigsaw for the North Londoners.

Spurs have well and truly got themselves a gem, and for just £25million (Metro), it could turn out to be a masterful piece of business.

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