Santo ‘excited’ to work with youngster Spurs have ‘high hopes’ for

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Ryan Sessegnon

Nuno Espirito Santo is “excited” to work with Ryan Sessegnon ahead of the 2021/22 season, according to reports.

The defender came through the ranks with Fulham and he made his senior debut for them when he was just 16 years old.

He racked up 120 appearances for the Cottagers across all competitions in just three years. Ahead of the 2019/20 season, Spurs spent £25m to sign him.

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First-team opportunities were hard to come by for Sessegnon in his first season at Tottenham. He was only able to play 12 times for them before the end of the campaign.

The 21-year-old has spent the entire 2020/21 campaign on loan with German outfit Hoffenheim. He was a prominent figure for them as he played 29 times domestically and in Europe.

With Santo now the Spurs manager, Sessegnon’s future at the club was up in the air. But Football London have reported that a “decision has been made” for the left-back to remain a Tottenham player.

They add that the Londoners have “high hopes” for Sessegnon and that Santo is “excited” to work with him.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa star Jack Grealish has suggested that Harry Kane is the “best player he has ever played with”:

“It is obviously good to get your first goal at a tournament, especially when all you lot would not shut up about it.

“It is obviously good. To get his first one, he will be buzzing, but no one in there would ever doubt H. He is the best player I have ever played with. Kane is unbelievable. He is an unbelievable professional on and off the pitch.

“When you see him around the place, this is why he is England captain. The thing that sticks out is that he is not just a goalscorer.

“There are players from the past who just scored goals, goals, goals. In my opinion, he will break the Premier League and the England [scoring records] but he is not just a goalscorer. He is unbelievable.

“Like when he drops deep and finds passes and puts it through people’s legs. He is obviously unbelievable and I am buzzing for him that he has obviously got the first goal and hopefully for all of us there are many more to come.”