Danny Rose is looking increasingly likely to leave Tottenham before Friday’s deadline. The English left-back has reportedly agreed a loan deal with Newcastle for the rest of the season (BBC) and that leaves the spot open in Jose Mourinho’s side.
Jan Vertonghen and Ben Davies have both featured there, but one man could benefit from the departure of Rose more than both of the above. That player is Ryan Sessegnon. The 19-year-old, who joined the club in August 2019 for £25m (BBC), will be keen to make the left-back spot his own in the coming weeks.
The absence of Rose will make that dream much more of a reality. Sessegnon has made just six Premier League appearances so far this season but could be destined for a step up as the season progresses. He is the natural long-term option and it would make sense for Mourinho to give him the first-team chances so he can develop.
The former Fulham full-back has been impressive when given the chance this season and made a real impression in the Champions League. In just two appearances, Sessegnon has one assist and one goal, which came against German giants Bayern Munich.
Whether Mourinho will trust the youngster remains to be seen. However, Rose leaving means there is one less option for the Portuguese manager to choose from which will only help Sessegnon. If he plays regularly and thrives in the final months of the season, he could even have an outside chance of making Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad in the summer.