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Sessegnon or Bale? Past or future? Spurs must make right move this summer

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Sessegnon or Bale? Past or future? Spurs must make right move this summer

Tottenham Hotspur appear to be emerging as the frontrunners in the race to sign Fulham talent Ryan Sessegnon this summer.

The Times reported in January that Tottenham had made a £25 million bid the summer previously, but that Fulham value the teenager at around £50 million.

On top of that, Spurs are also being linked with a sensational move to bring Gareth Bale back to North London.

Spanish source Diario Gol has reported that Bale is ready to leave Real Madrid this summer – and has decided a return to Spurs is his wish.

Bale, of course, left Spurs for Madrid, in what the Telegraph reported was a then world record £86 million fee.

 

It poses a big question for Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy and manager Mauricio Pochettino. Do they start a new future, or go back to the past?

Sessegnon has been consistently compared to Bale in playing style. Much of that is down to his left-back origin. A lot of it is also down to his obvious precocious talent.

Tottenham will no doubt not be able to afford both players this summer. So what do they do?

The arrival of Bale would be a dream comeback. However, the Welshman turns 29 in June and has suffered from consistent injury problems over the past few years.

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Sessegnon, on the other hand, is at the start of his career. The 17-year-old has already played nearly 70 professional games and scored 21 goals, many of those from left-back.

He would cost less than Bale and in the long-run would be a more stable investment. If Bale’s injury problems continued Tottenham could end up paying a larger sum for a player who cannot be relied upon.

Tottenham Hotspur should continue to look to the future in the case of Sessegnon or Bale. Bring in the Fulham star and hopefully reap the rewards.

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  1. George

    March 18, 2018 at 9:57 am

    They can afford both. And that’s what they should do.

  2. Mike Pinner

    March 18, 2018 at 10:19 am

    I have to say I agree with this – apart from anything else we now have a plethora of options in attacking midfield, Sessegnon would not necessarily expect to start every game but Bale would,which would limit game time for the others.

    • Mike Pinner

      March 18, 2018 at 10:21 am

      Having said that what a statement it would be to bring Bale back, a Champions League winner with outstanding pedigree.

      • Brandon Nelson

        March 19, 2018 at 12:37 am

        Loved watching bale back in the day. But he required the ball far too much. Different team today with a different atmosphere. Wouldn’t want to risk the team spirit by adding a huge ego. Spurs have big egos in the squad now but they basically all have come up together and respect each other. Adding an outside ego to the equation would not be good. Plus he’s not worth 200k/week. Sessengon fits the poch model.

  3. Stuart Ramsay

    March 18, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Sessegnon all day long. It would be great having him on the left and Walker Peters on the right. A mouth waterng prospect.

  4. John subandrio

    March 18, 2018 at 11:32 am

    I don’t believe Bale would turn down Man utd and 300 grand a week but at Tottenham he would be getting 150 maybe 200 grand but I would have both of them right now.

  5. Halabil

    March 18, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Bale past his prime and injury prone. For what he would cost, he represents too much of a risk. Sessegnon all day long. Especially because Pichetino needs younger players with smaller egos to comply with his training methods and to thrive in his system. Plus salary wise there will Beverly no major imbalances with the rest of the key players on team unlike Bale who will likely have to be top paid player with Kane which may will cause Alli, Eriksen and others to line up for big increases in their wages which Levy is notoriously not willing to open that Pandora’s box. So on so many counts, it should be Sessegnon over Bale.

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