Tottenham Hotspur finally sealed the signing of Ryan Sessegnon on transfer deadline day – and the versatile 19-year-old could be set for a great career at Spurs.
In over 100 career games so far, he has played 48 as a left-back 42 as a left midfielder and 20 as a left-winger – so it is not clear where Sessegnon will end up.
Many people expect him to become a fantastic left-back, but Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that he will not be involved in the first-team squad initially.
This is excellent news for Danny Rose – who believed that his Tottenham career was over this summer.
The 29-year-old thought that he would be moved on as he was past the right age to play for Spurs.
He was then left out of Spurs’ squad that toured Asia but no one from the Premier League decided to sign him, meaning that, for now, he will remain in North London.
Rose started against Aston Villa, and a lot of Spurs fans rate him as one of their best defenders so they are delighted Rose has stayed and looks set to play an important role for Pochettino.
Sessegnon will have the perfect player to learn off in Rose and though he may well eventually replace the 29-year-old in the Tottenham side, it is hard to see how this season Sessegnon gets in ahead of Rose at left-back.
Rose may well feel he does not have long left of his Tottenham career, but he can still play an important role both on and off the pitch for Spurs.
On the pitch, he is still an excellent defender, and off the pitch he can mentor Sessegnon and help him become a fantastic Premier League footballer.