Pundit claims Spurs youngster has potential to be worth £50million with Mourinho impressed

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur completed the signing of Ryan Sessegnon last summer for a £25million fee (BBC).

The left-sided player signed a five-year deal with an option for one more and the fee could rise in the future to £30million with performance-related add-ons.

Following this exit from Fulham, Sessegnon only appeared twelve times in all competitions for Spurs last season in a frustrating first campaign with his new club (transfermarkt).

The left-sided player picked up a hamstring injury while on international duty with England’s Under-21 last summer side and missed the first three months of the new season.

Dutch giants Ajax have already made enquiries over whether Sessegnon will be made available for loan next season as they look to fill the void left by Hakim Ziyech following his move to Chelsea (The Telegraph).

Football Insider claim that Jose Mourinho and his backroom staff have been left convinced by Sessegnon’s ability.

The report suggests that Mourinho plans to use the former Fulham man as a winger who can operate on both the left and right flanks.

Longer-term, Sessegnon will be moved to left-back where the club believe he can establish himself as first-choice for England.

Former Leeds striker is under no illusion that the 20-year-old is a £50million player in the making and will come good for the North Londoners.

Whelan told Football Insider: “I saw a lot of him at Fulham and he was outstanding for them, probably the best player in the Championship a few years ago,” 

“He’s young and has time on his side. I expected him to make a quicker impact at Spurs, but you often get these teething troubles with young players, especially when they’re competing with top internationals.

“Once he has a run of matches under his belt and gets his confidence, there’s no doubt he’s an outstanding player.

“I think he is a £50million player in the making, and Spurs and Mourinho will, too.” 

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