Opinion – What Tottenham should do about the Ryan Sessegnon situation

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt somewhat of a blow today over their potential transfer of Fulham youngster, Ryan Sessegnon.

The Mirror had previously reported recently that Spurs would secure the 19-year-old’s signature, along with Giovani Lo Celso, this week for a combined fee of £80m. However, neither one of these deals materialised, or even look close for that matter.

Scott Parker, the Fulham manager and ex-Spurs fan favourite, has now come out and revealed that he fully expects the winger to stay and play a big part for the Cottagers.

Parker said (West London Sport): “He’s rehabbing back to a point where he can feature. We’ll try everything we can [to keep him].

“We’ll see what will happen from there but at this present time, with 10 days [of the transfer window] to go, he’s a Fulham player and we fully expect him to rehab back from his injury and play a big part.”

So, how should Tottenham handle this situation? I think there is a simple answer.

Sessegnon was meant to be coming in to cover two positions at Spurs, left-wing and left-back. In terms of wingers, Tottenham already have the likes of Heung Min Son and Lucas Moura, who he would be unlikely to push out of the first team.

When it comes to left-back, the sensible thing to do would be to hand Danny Rose an extension and keep him around at the club, something they should have done in the first place.

This will then allow Levy to snap Sessegnon up on a free next summer, with the teenager having just one year left on his contract.

If the reports that the left wing-back wants to come to Spurs to stay in London and link up with Poch are correct, it should be easy to convince him to do so (Guardian).


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  1. I wish it were as simple as you say. I totally agree with the premise, but banking on Sessegnon in a years time is in my opinion wishful thinking. But regardless, Rose should stay as he is a top class left back and can propel us to a trophy this season and how fitting would that not be for Rose before he eventually departs in 2 years time, hopefully.


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