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Pochettino apparently sees Sessegnon as a left back – but he should be a winger

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Pochettino apparently sees Sessegnon as a left back – but he should be a winger

Ryan Sessegnon has played at left back and left midfield during his career.

Tottenham want Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon to replace Danny Rose this summer, according to a report by the Sun.

They report that Tottenham’s policy on older players looks all set to end the Spurs career of Rose, who turns 29 next month.

But the report also says that Spurs are finding it hard to offload Rose because of his £80,000 a week wages, as well as his advancing years.

That means that the deal to bring Sessegnon in as a direct left back replacement must wait – and his involvement in the Under 21 European Championship which kicks off in Italy this week won’t help either.

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Sessegnon is a hugely talented player and has played as left back and a left midfielder already during his short career – and it seems as if Pochettino sees him as a defender if he wants him to replace Rose.


But much like Gareth Bale when he was a young player, Sessegnon may have come through as a defender but he should end up as a creative, pacy winger.

He has devastating speed, impressive maturity and an eye for goal – he would be wasted at left back if that’s where Tottenham want to play him.

It would of course be tough to break into Tottenham’s team in a creative midfield role, but that’s where Sessegnon should be playing.

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