Ryan Sessegnon’s move to Tottenham in the summer has not quite got off to the start the youngster would have hoped for.
Spurs closed the £25M deal with Fulham in August of last year following three exciting seasons at the Cottagers for Sessegnon.
However, will Sessegnon’s chances at Spurs now be limited with the arrival of Steven Bergwijn from PSV in January?
Unlike Sessegnon, the Dutchman has got off to a flying start, netting a stunning volley on his debut against Manchester City.
Sessegnon’s time with the Lilywhites has been hindered by injury, but the main question is which position will he play? The answer will likely have a great impact on the number of minutes he is handed on the pitch.
The youngster moved further up field from left-back to left-wing at Fulham, but has since admitted to Copa 90 that he would prefer to play in the defensive role.
“For me, I’d say left-back or left-wing back. In a formation of a 5-3-1, as a wing-back. Or if we play as a four, I’d play as a full back,” he said.
With the arrival of Bergwijn, Spurs now have numerous options to play in the left-wing spot, including the Dutchman, Son, Lamela, Lucas, Lo Celso, and more.
Tough competition higher up the field could work to the advantage of Sessegnon as no player has yet nailed down the ‘number one’ left-back spot at the club.
Ben Davies has also struggled with injuries this season and Danny Rose’s future at the club is in serious doubt with his loan spell at Newcastle United.
So, could Sessegnon seize the opportunity to earn himself a permanent spot in the starting XI?
The few seasons Sessegnon had at Fulham were incredible. Yes, his Premier League numbers were short of what he achieved in the Championship, however, he has only just turned 20 and has bags of potential.
With the spots out wide seemingly occupied by Heung-min Son and Bergwijn, it would be great to see Sess nail that left-back position.
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