Opinion: Why Spurs should consider sending £25m man out on loan

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While the main talking point after first two matches since the restart of the campaign has been the lack of minutes for Tanguy Ndombele, another of Tottenham’s signings from last summer has failed to get on to the pitch against both Manchester United and West Ham – Ryan Sessegnon.

Things have not gone according to plan for the 20-year-old since he completed a £25m move to North London from Fulham last summer.

While the England Under-21 international got a few matches under his belt prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the return of Tottenham’s injured stars has meant that Sessegnon has once again had to be content with a place on the bench since the restart.

I believe that the club should seriously be considering loaning him out as the youngster could get even less game time next season than he did this campaign.

It is clear that Sessegnon is going to find it hard to get into the team as a wide player with Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min set to compete for the two wide spots.

Ben Davies also seems to be an ideal fit for left-back in the system Jose likes to play.

I cannot see Sessegnon starting over the Welshman in this specific system as it requires the left-back to tuck in and make it a back three, while Serge Aurier almost plays as a winger when Spurs have the ball.

So even if Davies were to get injured, I would expect Jan Vertonghen (until he stays) or Japhet Tanganga to be given the nod in the position over Sessegnon due to the requirements of the role.

The only way I can see Sessegnon getting games is if we go for a more conservative option like Tanganga at right-back, and give the former Fulham man the license to bomb forward.

As things stand, I cannot see the youngster getting more than a handful of games for us next season.

I believe that loaning Sessegnon out to a Premier League side could be important to ensure he keeps developing.

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