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.
“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.