Paul Robinson has backed Ryan Sessegnon to become a mainstay at left wing-back in Tottenham’s starting eleven.
Sessegnon has been getting a run of starts under his belt in his preferred left wing-back role over recent months, with Antonio Conte seemingly preferring the former Fulham man to Sergio Reguilon.
In fact, reports have indicated that it is Reguilon who Spurs are expected to cash in on this summer as they attempt to bring in another left wing-back (Football Insider).
It was reported last week that Tottenham have begun talks with Sessegnon over a new contract after Conte made it clear to the Spurs hierarchy that he believes the 21-year-old could develop into a future Premier League star (Football Insider).
The England Under-21 international admitted in an interview with The Athletic recently that he is relishing playing as a left wing-back and is getting more confident with every game.
Robinson believes tying Sessegnon down to a new contract would be the right thing for Spurs to do this summer.
The former Tottenham number one told Football Insider about the 21-year-old: “People forget how young he is. The career he has had at his age is amazing.
“For Spurs to tie him down to a long contract now is the right thing to do.
“He has been a bit-part player this season because of the injuries. But I think there is potential there for him.
“Conte likes to play with wing-backs which suits Sessegnon’s game. I think he could become a mainstay in the side.”
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Sessegnon seems to have the raw materials to develop into a good left wing-back but he is not there yet as he still lacks composure in the final third. Spurs are going to need to upgrade on the youngster in the summer if they are to close the gap with the top teams in the division.
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