Bye-bye Davies: Jose Mourinho could pull off Spurs masterstroke with £25m speed demon – opinion
Ryan Sessegnon is very much a gem Tottenham Hotspur have bagged in order to unleash in the future. After joining from Fulham last summer for £25million, the England youth intentional is currently on loan with Hoffenheim in order to get some valuable minutes in the tank.
The 20-year-old’s time with the Cottagers showcased his extreme versatility and he eventually made the transition from a left-back to a midfielder. In 2017/18, whilst being slowly integrated further up the pitch, Sessegnon tallied a whopping 15 goals and six assists in the Championship (via Transfermarkt). He has since made 12 appearances for Spurs and has a goal and an assist to his name.
With a lot of room still yet to grow, sending the starlet out on loan was a wise move by the club. Sessegnon has featured in all five Bundesliga games so far and started the last three. However, it seems as though Sebastian Hoeness prefers to see the youngster in defence, having deployed him at left-back on three occasions this season.
His last appearance in Hoffenheim’s 3-3 against Stuttgart saw Sessegnon contribute an important goal whilst operating from the backline. Despite having a lot of attacking flair, his defensive contributions balance him out and his career could do a complete 360 and see him right back where he started.
This would be a positive thing though, considering the fact that Spurs are currently boasting one of the best left-wingers in the world in Son Heung-min. Mourinho also has Dutch international Steven Bergwijn at his disposal, who is eager to compete for time on the pitch.
With the two wingers on the roster, there’s limited space for Sessegnon. But if he continues to impress at left-back for Hoffenheim, he could give Mourinho a lot to think about.
As it stands, the three-time Premier League winner has handed more starts to new signing Sergio Reguilon than he has to Ben Davies. Indeed, the latter is being gradually elbowed out of the squad by the new recruit and has been left on the bench for the last two Premier League fixtures.
Once Sessegnon returns, there’s a high chance that Davies could fall even further down the pecking order as the man seven years his junior pushes for game time. Out of favour left-back Danny Rose appears to have already admitted defeat at Spurs and recently lauded his potential successor as “one for the future” after he seriously impressed him.
Unfortunately for Davies, the likelihood is that he could join Rose in being lined up for the chopping block whilst Sessegnon becomes Reguilon’s deputy next season.
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