Jamie Carragher has questioned Tottenham Hotspur’s decision to spend £25million on Ryan Sessegnon in his Guardian column, claiming he is a player that will not make an instant impact at Spurs.
Sessegnon, 19, joined Spurs on deadline-day as one of two signings made by Mauricio Pochettino. It is believed that the England Under-21 international joined for a whopping £25million – as well as Josh Onomah.
The former Fulham ace has been linked with Spurs for a long time, with Pochettino an admirer of Sessegnon who scored 16 goals and created eight more during 2017-18 – as the Cottagers gained promotion to the Premier League.
Liverpool legend Carragher claimed that Liverpool were watching Sessegnon before his Spurs move, but asked whether the left-footed flyer is the signing Spurs needed – with the youngster unlikely to make an instant impact.
“This summer they have invested in the squad, but how many of the recruits did Manchester City or Liverpool want? They are the clubs Pochettino is measuring his squad against now,” Carragher said.
“I know Liverpool watched Ryan Sessegnon, and saw another player for the future rather than someone who could go straight into the team at left-back. Pochettino is again working with a signing he is expected to develop over time rather than players who can make an immediate impact.”
TBR’s view – Sessegnon has a long way to go at Tottenham
Carragher, in some degree, is right. Spurs need players that can make an instant impact and many Spurs fans will argue that if Tottenham were spending money, they needed to bring in players that can shine instantly.
With Manchester City and Liverpool a couple of levels ahead in the top two, Spurs needed to bring in players that can shine right now. Tanguy Ndombele and Lo Celso can do that. Sessegnon? It remains to be seen.