Mourinho’s past interest provides fresh hope for £25m Spurs star

Date published: Thursday 28th November 2019 8:38

Ryan Sessegnon Giovani Lo Celso Tottenham

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho reportedly tried and failed to sign Spurs left-back Ryan Sessegnon on three occasions while at Manchester United.

Mourinho has won both of his two matches in charge for the north London club, seeing off West Ham on Saturday before coming from behind to beat Olympiacos in the Champions League.

Ryan Sessegnon – signed in the summer from Fulham – was an unused substitute against the Greek side as he waits for his Tottenham career to fluorish.



But the Daily Mirror’s John Cross has revealed Mourinho is a big fan of Sessegnon, and has been for some time.

“Ryan Sessegnon should have no worries about being a major part of Jose Mourinho’s plans at Tottenham,” Cross wrote in his column.

“He tried to sign England prospect Sessegnon, 19, for three transfer windows running while in charge of Manchester United.

“Sessegnon was not in the squad for Mourinho’s first game at West Ham after reporting back a day later than most team mates as he had been on England under-21 duty. But was on the bench in the Champions League in midweek.”


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