Nuno to ‘revitalise’ career of talented Tottenham full-back

Date published: Sunday 25th July 2021 5:30 - James Holland

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New Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo will offer Ryan Sessegnon the chance to gain a first-team spot, according to reports.

The 21-year-old was signed from London rivals Fulham for £24.3million in 2019.

He’s made 18 appearances for England’s U21 side and is expected to become a Premier League regular in the future.


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Sessegnon has only made 12 appearances for Tottenham since his move, however.

He spent last season on loan at Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim in a bid to gain more experience.

The left-back, who can also operate at left wing, made 29 appearances in all competitions.

He scored goals against Stuttgart and Borussia Monchengladbach as Hoffenheim finished 11th in the table.

The Express now says that Sessegnon will be given the chance to impress his new manager.

While he was shipped out during the reign of Jose Mourinho, Nuno is apparently keen to give the player minutes.

He could feature in Tottenham’s remaining pre-season fixtures against MK Dons, Chelsea and Arsenal.

Should he perform well, then Sessegnon may be given the opportunity to prove himself in the Prem.

The report states that Nuno is already a fan of the promising full-back as he tried to sign him on multiple occasions while manager of Wolves.

Sessegnon has moved up a place in the pecking order thanks to the departure of Danny Rose.

The 30-year-old has signed a two-year deal with Watford ahead of their return to the top flight.

However, Nuno still has Sergio Reguilon and Ben Davies available on the left side of defence.

Reguilon was Mourinho’s favoured option, with the Spain international making 27 Premier League appearances last term.

Davies, who represented Wales at this summer’s Euros, was occasionally used as a centre-back.

Earlier this year, Sessegnon revealed his intention to compete for a starting place at Tottenham.

He said: “My aim is to go back to Spurs and try to break into that team and play and make myself a figure in the team.

“But if that’s not going to be possible next season or in the future, of course, I want to go back to a league or a club to regain that experience.”

When asked about his move to Hoffenheim, Sessegnon added: “I would say to any young player to go and try it out. Try a different culture, a different league, a different language.

“Don’t be afraid because it is a great opportunity.”

 

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