Tottenham Loan Decision – Ryan Sessegnon
Ryan Sessegnon has been on the books a couple of seasons at N17 and has yet to really breakthrough with the first team. Last season Sessegnon was on loan in Germany playing for Hoffenheim, he had a solid but injury-shortened season in the Bundesliga. Sessegnon is no doubt a talented player who can play almost anywhere on the left side, yet may not have a spot in the Spurs squad.
Tottenham has veteran Ben Davies and young-Spaniard Sergio Reguilón both in the left-back position in front of Sessegnon. If we try to move further up the pitch toward the wing, Heung-Min Son is the incumbent at left-wing, Spurs just signed a new left-wing – Bryan Gil – and arguably left-wing is the best position for Steven Bergwijn.
Tottenham formation will impact Sessegnon
All this logjam leaves Sessegnon seemingly on the outside looking in and potentially looking at another loan. The one way this could really change would be if Nuno Espirito Santo and Spurs fully commit to playing with a back three and move Davies permanently to center-half.
If Spurs move to a back three and play with wing-backs instead of fullbacks, then we could easily see Sessegnon splitting time all season with Reguilón and creating real havoc up the left flank. Ultimately, what happens at center-back and the formation Spurs go with may have the biggest impact on Sessegnon’s place in the squad.
With uncertainty around the formation and frankly who stays and goes, expect Sessegnon to be at the club through the start of the season and given a chance in the first half of the year.