After a summer transfer window that saw Tottenham Hotspur secure the services of Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele and Ryan Sessegnon, it is the latter who has the potential to make a significant impact for Mauricio Pochettino’s side in 2019/20.
After rising through the ranks at Fulham and graduating from their academy, Sessegnon excelled for the Cottagers in the Premier League, and consequently Spurs acquired the 19-year-old’s services for an initial fee of £25m.
The acquisition of Sessegnon represented an alteration in Tottenham’s transfer policy from recent times, and there is no doubt that this is a player with the pedigree to compete for a regular starting spot in Tottenham’s first-choice XI.
The Lilywhites will be competing on both domestic and European fronts in the upcoming campaign, and therefore both the versatility and quality that Sessegnon is able to provide could prove to be vital for Pochettino is managing his squad to compete on all fronts.
An injury update from the club ahead of their clash against Crystal Palace this weekend in the Premier League confirmed that Sessegnon is available for the same against the Eagles, and this could be his chance to nail down a starting berth in Pochettino’s preferred XI.
Whilst there is considerable competition for places in Tottenham’s midfield, with the likes of Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko and Ndombele all competing for a starting spot, Sessegnon could offer Pochettino a different dynamic in linking up play between the defensive and attacking units.
A home game against Palace could represent the perfect opportunity for the summer signing to prove his worth to his Argentine boss, though first the faith must come from Pochettino in selecting Sessegnon and providing him with the platform to excel in the English top-flight.