Michael Brown believes it is still early days in Ryan Sessegnon’s Tottenham career and that the youngster will eventually show what he can do for the club on the pitch.
After proving that he can cope with the demands of the top flight with Fulham last season, Tottenham secured the left-footer’s signature for £25million last summer.
The deal was widely considered to be a real coup for Spurs given that Sessegnon was backed to develop into a real star of the future.
However, his first season at North London has been something of a disappointment. A hamstring injury kept him out for the first few months of the season and he found playing time hard to come by after returning to action (transfermarkt).
While he did get a few appearances under his belt before the lockdown, the England Under-21 international did not play a single minute following the resumption of the top flight campaign in June.
Brown raved about the talent that the former Fulham man possesses and backed him to break into Jose Mourinho’s starting line up next season.
The former Spurs midfielder told Football Insider: “Listen, he’s (Sessegnon) a great footballer and I think we’ll see some good years for him but he obviously just wants to play at the highest level, he wants to be in that team and it’s just proving a little bit difficult at the moment.
“I just think there’s that uncertainty with Spurs – what players are they going to get, what system, who’s playing, who’s not?
“As a fresh start, it’s a clean slate, you can come back to pre-season, let’s have a go at it and I think he’s got that youthful fitness and desire to get in. You’d certainly think he’d be able to force his way in the team.”
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While it is possible that Jose might set us up differently next season, I just cannot see Sessegnon breaking into the team either at left-back or further forward. Ben Davies has won Jose’s trust, while Japhet Tanganga seems to be ahead of Sessegnon in the pecking order for left-back. Dennis Cirkin also seems to be rated quite highly by the Spurs boss.
With Bergwijn, Lucas and Son competing for the two wide positions (with possibly another winger arriving this summer), I cannot see the 20-year-old getting into the team as a wide midfielder either. I believe Spurs should seriously be considering loaning Sessegnon out to a Premier League side next season.
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