Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino warned last season that Tottenham might have to undergo a painful rebuild this summer and that is exactly how things are turning out so far (Evening Standard).
Rose, who signed from Leeds United in the summer of 2007, has had a difficult couple of seasons due to injuries and self-professed mental health problems. The England international is said to be interesting the likes of Juventus and PSG this summer (The Sun).
Reports indicate that Tottenham have identified Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon as the man to replace Rose if he departs (The Telegraph).
Now, former Spurs striker Darren Bent has urged his old side to snap up Sessegnon and has claimed that he is one of the best players in his position in the whole country.
Speaking to Football Insider about the 19-year-old, Bent said, “I like Ryan Sessegnon, I saw him a lot last year and the year before in the Championship. He’s very, very attacking. For me, he’s better suited to the wing-back role rather than the left-back role.
“He can do it and that would be a very, very good replacement. I thought he did reasonably well for Fulham last season considering what happened to the club, with them going down. I thought he was one of their best players.
“He didn’t always play. For me, it would go along the lines of what Spurs like to do in signing young, English talent. For a left-back there is probably none better in this country than Ryan Sessegnon so it does make sense.”
Spurs Web Opinion
We at Spurs Web slightly disagree we Bent’s assessment as we don’t think Sessegnon quite hit the expected heights last season. However, the teenager is still a very raw talent and Pochettino might just be the guy to make him live up to his potential particularly given his track record in improving full-backs at Tottenham.
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