Pundits £25m Spurs player to ‘bounce back’, claims he has ‘a future’ at club


Kevin Campbell has backed Ryan Sessegnon to bounce back from being substituted less than 30 minutes into Tottenham’s clash against Wolves, insisting that the 21-year-old has a bright future in North London.

Sessegnon has not had the impact he would have hoped for since joining Spurs in a deal worth £25m from Fulham back in the summer of 2019 (ESPN).

The England Under-21 international has had more than his fair share of injury problems (Transfermarkt) and has struggled to get minutes under his belt consistently.

Sessegnon did impress during his loan spell at Hoffenheim last season but the youngster has once again found game time hard to come by at Tottenham this campaign.

There was some hope that Antonio Conte’s arrival at Spurs would be able to unlock the former Fulham man’s talent, given the Italian’s preference of playing with wing-backs.

However, the 21-year-old has largely played second fiddle to Sergio Regulation in Conte’s first four months in charge.

Sessegnon got a rate start against Wolves last Sunday but he was taken off by Conte just 28 minutes into the match as Spurs were trailing 2-0, with the Tottenham boss bringing on Dejan Kulusevski and deciding to switch to a back four.

Campbell opined that Sessegnon’s confidence would have been dented against Wolves but backed the youngster to become an important player for the Lilywhites in the future.

The former Arsenal striker told Football Insider about Sessegnon: “He’s got a future at Spurs, there’s no doubt about it. When it’s a tactical change like that, it could have been almost anyone who came off.

“Conte wanted to change the way Spurs were set up because they were playing into Wolves’ hands. At the end of the day, managers sometimes have to make changes like that and unfortunately for Sessegnon, it was him who had to come off.

“I’m sure his confidence will have taken another big dent – especially after that sending off earlier in the season. But it could’ve been any one of about six or seven players coming off. He’s young enough and talented enough to bounce back and have a future at Tottenham, for sure.”

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Sessegnon possesses plenty of pace and one can argue that he offers more of an attacking threat than Reguilon.

However, I am not convinced that the 21-year-old is good enough on the ball technically to play for a top side.

I would not be surprised if Spurs decided to send him out on loan to a Premier League club next season.

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