Tottenham have got a lot of work to do this summer, but their attention seems to be turning, at least in part, to their summer plans. Of course, the Lilywhites haven’t signed a new player in over a year, which is a topic that deserves further analysis on its own, but it appears as though Daniel Levy is planning to break his transfer duck this summer by investing in the team that Mauricio Pochettino continues to build.
Indeed, one man that the club are said to be keen on, as per the Express, is Fulham ace Ryan Sessegnon. He’s not had an easy season this term, with the teenager finding it easier to impress in the Championship rather than the Premier League, but his talent is clear for all to see.
However, according to the Express, Tottenham won’t have a clear path to bringing him in. That’s because Juventus are apparently keen on his signature, with the Old Lady clearly seeing something special in the talented youngster.
Naturally, the added competition will make Spurs – who, admittedly, are said to be the favourites to sign him – consider the prospect of losing out on him, and as a result, it’s worth considering what exactly they’d be missing out on if they fail to bring him in. That’s because, in truth, despite his quality, you have to wonder where he’d fit into this team.
Generally speaking, he’s played as a left-sided attacking midfielder for Fulham this term, meaning that he’d be competing directly with Christian Eriksen – a battle that any top attacker in Europe would struggle to win. Of course, Eriksen has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent months, but to replace the Dane with Sessegnon would undeniably be a big downgrade for the club. Not to mention, they are two very different players, with Sessegnon’s passing and vision far below that of Eriksen. When considering like-for-like replacements, then, the Englishman doesn’t exactly fit the bill. Sure, he can play at left-back, but he’s not particularly robust defensively, and at the highest level, that kind of frailty will be punished.
Is Sessegnon a fantastic player? Of course he is, and he’s got a bright future. However, Tottenham’s squad needs improvement, and the youngster wouldn’t offer what they need. His mixed impact this season should raise question marks over his immediate suitability, and the club can’t afford to spend upwards of what would likely be £30 or 40 million to bring him in if he’s not going to offer an upgrade In that sense, maybe Juventus coming in would be a blessing in disguise for Mauricio Pochettino.
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