Date: 10th July 2019 at 6:00pm
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Spurs are still keen on signing Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, but are in no rush to complete the deal, according to Sky Sports.

Fulham are said to be valuing the 19-year-old at £40million, but with the signings of Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke draining funds, players will likely need to be sold if new recruits are to come in.

One player who could leave is Danny Rose, but to sell the England international and replace him with Ryan Sessegnon could be considered a risk.

Rose started 13 league games for Spurs at left back last season, with Ben Davies starting 19 games in the same position.

In contrast, despite playing 37 games last season, Sessegnon was at left back for just three of them; for context, Jan Vertonghen played the same number of games there.

While the idea of buying Sessegnon is an exciting one, which fits in with the way Spurs have worked under Mauricio Pochettino, bringing him in with the expectation of playing at left back could be seen as a risk.

Attacking full-backs are normal in the modern game, but Sessegnon can be weak in his defensive contributions, as cited on WhoScored.

While it would be better for the England U21 international to play higher up the pitch, it is difficult to see him getting into the side on a regular basis in the more attacking positions, due to the talents Spurs currently possess there.

Therefore, signing Sessegnon could eventually bring up the question of how to use him in a way which would benefit both the team and his development as a player.

The thought of Sessegnon coming is an exciting one, but the move could carry a lot of risk.

 
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One Reply to “Opinion: Spurs signing top left-back target would be a big risk”

  • He is a Left Mid not a Left Back and deffo not a Left Winger. Wherever he plays, he was a massive flop last season in the Premiership and should be dirt cheap now as a result, however, Fulham are in denial as if last seasons laughably bad relegation didn’t happen, and they are demanding One Billion Dollars for him, so he will not go anywhere and someone will pick him up for free next year.

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