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Owen Hargreaves suggests Tottenham could convert £25m player to solve problem

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Owen Hargreaves suggests Tottenham could convert £25m player to solve problem

Owen Hargreaves has told BT Sport‘s Champions League highlights programme that Jose Mourinho may look to convert Ryan Sessegnon into a left-back to solve Tottenham Hotspur’s woes on the left side of their defence.

Sessegnon, 19, was handed just his fourth appearance for Spurs on Wednesday night – and his first start – in the 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich. The England Under-21 international scored his first goal for the north Londoners, blasting past Manuel Neuer.

The £25million (BBC) signing from Fulham in the summer is renowned for being able to play on the left side of the attack – where he is more natural – or as a left-back, where he seemingly began to break through as a 16-year-old at Fulham.

Hargreaves believes Spurs need a left-back, with Danny Rose struggling for form and being open abuot wanting to leave. Ben Davies, meanwhile, has also failed to impress in recent months. Hargreaves urged Mourinho to convert Sessegnon.

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“Tottenham fans are desperate to see him, and see how he fits in,” Hargreaves said. “He’s one of the best English talents we have. I think he would prefer to play as an attacker, but if he wants to play at the top, top end, he will be a left-back.

“Tottenham need a left-back, and maybe they can convert him. They’re going to have a heck of a player on their hands.”

TBR’s view – Should Mourinho sign a new left-back, or try Sessegnon?

Rose is past his peak and is lagging, while Davies has never been good enough to start for Spurs in the biggest games. Tottenham need a new left-sided defender, one that can attack and defend in equal measure.

Sessegnon is still young enough to be moulded into a different type of player, but will still boast the natural quality that allows him to play either at left-back or left-wing. He has the pace to attack and recover, create and score but also defend.

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