Tottenham fans know full well that the last couple of weeks of the transfer window will be absolutely crucial, but they simply cannot afford to get carried away. After reaching a Champions League final last season, the club still needs to improve, but before they can they need to lay the foundations.
To do that, Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino need to ensure that they have strength and depth in every position, but so far that’s missing in one key area. The full-back situation needs to be addressed, and that’s why the signing of Ryan Sessegnon will be so key.
Levy recently faced the media after helping to negotiate a seven-year deal between the club and their sponsors AIA, and he claimed that one of his priorities was to back the manager and spend in the market, as documented by Football.London.
The article, after giving the Levy quotes, goes onto mention the club’s interest in the trio of Sessegnon, Giovani Lo Celso and Paulo Dybala. However, of that trio, only Sessegnon is a must, whilst the other two are luxury players who would do a great job of improving the side without being crucial.
Goals were not a problem for Spurs last season, in Tottenham’s 58 games last season they bagged 103 goals, with 67 coming in the Premier League, 20 in Europe, nine in the Carabao Cup and seven in the FA Cup, so signing more attacking talent isn’t as necessary as bringing in a full-back.
Should Danny Rose be sold, the need for Ryan Sessegnon only increases too. The talented youngster can feature as both a left-back and a left-winger, but his use as a defender is what Mauricio Pochettino will be after. If that deal can be done quickly, then Levy and co can start looking into the Argentine pair of Dybala and Lo Celso more intensely, by Sessegnon should be the priority.