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Tottenham: Alan Hutton identifies Sergio Reguilon replacement

Tottenham: Alan Hutton identifies Sergio Reguilon replacement -Premier League News

BBC pundit Alan Hutton believes that Tottenham Hotspur could replace Sergio Reguilon with Ryan Sessegnon if the Spaniard leaves north London this summer.

The Lowdown: Sevilla in talks for Reguilon

The 25-year-old still has three years remaining on his contract with the Premier League giants, but the left-back has been linked with a move away from the club after it was revealed last weekend that he had been omitted from the Lilywhites’ pre-season tour of South Korea.

A Spurs source told Football Insider on Tuesday that Reguilon was in advanced talks over completing a loan move to Sevilla, so an exit this summer very much appears to be on the cards.

The Latest: Hutton backs Sessegnon

Asked by Football Insider whether Tottenham would be open to letting the defender leave, Hutton said: “I think they’ll still listen to offers. I think Antonio Conte is still searching for the right dynamic when it comes to the left wing-back and the right wing-back. He still seems like he’s searching at this moment in time.

“Djed Spence looks like he’s a possibility for the right, Reguilon on the left.

“I like him as an attacking player, he came from Real Madrid, there was a lot of hype about him. Defensively, I still think that’s where he lets himself down just like Emerson Royal on the other side.

“I think to play in a Conte team you have to do both very well. So, if there is an offer that comes in they will listen to it.

“You’ve got the likes of [Ryan] Sessegnon who ticks a lot of the boxes, he’s still young, he’s hungry to learn and develop so he’s got options there. But if a decent fee comes in I think they will listen to it.“

The Verdict: Long-term vision

It yet remains to be seen where Conte is planning on deploying Ivan Perisic on the left-hand side, but if the 52-year-old is going to play the Croatian as a natural winger, then Sessegnon does have the defensive quality to hold down a position in the backline.

The former Fulham starlet was only granted 13 top-flight appearances last season but made a positive impression when he was on the pitch, averaging 1.7 tackles and 1.5 clearances per 90 minutes (via WhoScored).

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At just 22 years of age, Sessegnon has already shown glimpses of what he’s capable of producing in the starting XI, and Conte could see him as part of his long-term plans having included him in his squad for the Asian pre-season tour.

Therefore, the youngster could go on to become a first-team regular at Spurs and back up Hutton’s faith in him.

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