Sussex Live have claimed that both Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion are interested in raiding Tottenham Hotspur to sign Ryan Sessegnon on a potential season-long loan deal – after the left-footer fell down the Spurs pecking order.
Sessegnon, 20, managed just 12 appearances for Tottenham last season following his £25million move from Fulham. He did score against Bayern Munich, but he is well down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho.
The signing of Sergio Reguilon has seen Sessegnon drop to third-choice in the left-back pecking order, while Gareth Bale is preferred – as is Son Heung-min, Steven Bergwijn, Erik Lamela and others on the left wing.
A loan is needed for Sessegnon then, given that he is still very young despite boasting 132 senior matches to his name. Brighton and Leeds – who locked horns over Ben White – are now set to do so again over a loan deal for Sessegnon, as per the report.
TBR’s view – Why Leeds would be a wasted move for Sessegnon
Sessegnon is a player with plenty of experience and potential, but with the raw talent and enthusiasm of a player that is still just 20. He needs a loan to a top-tier side, but Leeds would be a waste.
Jack Harrison is easily first choice on the left of midfield, while Stuart Dallas has established himself as first choice at left-back. The back-up is not bad either, with Gjanni Alioski able to play in both positions – while Barry Douglas is also an option.
A move to Leeds looks good on paper, but Sessegnon would struggle for game time.