Former Leeds United defender, Danny Mills believes Ryan Sessegnon’s loan move to Hoffenheim could prove to be the making of him of as a player.
After a disappointing first season at Spurs following his big-money move from Fulham in the summer of 2019, some fans were hoping that he would be able to make more of an impact on the first-team this time around.
However, the arrival of Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid meant that the youngster seemingly dropped even further down the pecking order at Spurs.
Alasdair Gold revealed that Spurs were auctioning the youngster to many sides as they looked to secure a loan move that would be ideal for his long-term development.
He eventually completed a deadline day move to Hoffenheim and expressed his delight at securing the transfer, telling the fans of the Bundesliga club that they can expect loads of energy, goals, and assists from him this season.
Mills believes the 20-year-old made the right decision in leaving Spurs in search of first-team football this year.
The pundit told Football Insider: “I think it is a good move for him. He has had a taste of regular first-team football with Fulham and once you have had that you need to play.
“Sessegnon needs to keep playing because if you don’t you can fall by the wayside. It can then become a problem. Once that happens your career starts heading backwards.
“I still think he has a big future at Spurs. Players have up and downs. Look at Mo Salah and Kevin de Bruyne, they left Chelsea. Sometimes a move like this can be the making of a player.”
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Given the number of clubs who were rumoured to be interested in Sessegnon, I am sure Spurs would have sought assurances of playing time for him before agreeing to loan him out to Hoffenheim. In fact, I would not even be surprised if it was part of his contract that he has to play a minimum number of matches this season.
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