Pochettino reveals that new Spurs signing won’t play for ‘three or four weeks’

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur fans were treated to a couple of late signings on deadline day, as Spurs announced Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon right at the death.

Sessegnon joined Tottenham on a five-year deal, but Spurs have the option to extend this for an extra season if they wish.

Spurs academy graduate, Josh Onomah, moved to Fulham as part of the deal for the 19-year-old Sessegnon yesterday.

The BBC report that Sessegnon cost Tottenham £25m, despite being on the final year of his contract over at Craven Cottage.

The teenage sensation can play anywhere down the left-hand side, from left-back, to left wing-back, to left-winger.

However, Pochettino has now revealed that Sessegnon probably won’t feature for at least a few weeks, as he needs some time outside of the group to prepare and adapt.

He also hinted that Lo Celso and Ndombele will also need time to get used to the changes, much like Pochettino made Lucas Moura wait for his first-team chance perhaps?

Poch said (Football London): “Ryan is 19 years old and he could be a very good player. He doesn’t have that much experience in the Premier League, but maybe he is a little bit behind Lo Celso and Ndombele in age, they have more experience playing in a top level. Maybe he needs three or four weeks out of the group, and we will see how he adapts.

“I think we have made signings for the future. And the players will have opportunities to play. No pressure on him, or Lo Celso, or Tanguy, they arrive from different leagues and they still need to adapt to the new philosophy and the new club. It is the responsibility of the senior players to help them, but it is important to give them time.

“You need to give time to adapt, and to understand, and show the trust.”

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