Tottenham splashed out £25million (BBC) to sign highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon last summer, but he’s not made a serious breakthrough into the first-team and there is now speculation about him potentially leaving.
Rumours are circling about a loan move away from Spurs, something which would be brilliant for both the club and the player.
The Scottish Daily Mail (Wednesday, back page to 81) reported that Celtic and Leeds United are two clubs in the race to try sign Sessegnon on loan this season.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports added that Celtic have stepped up their interest with an approach to try sign the 20-year-old, but financial problems could stand in their way of beating Premie League clubs to his signature.
Sessegnon made only 12 first-team appearances across the whole of last season and he’s got to play regularly to fulfil his potential.
Current Spurs manager Jose Mourinho spoke highly of him last year, but clearly can’t find room for him in his main crop of players.
“I think Ryan is absolutely fantastic, I have known him since a kid in Fulham,” Mourinho said in November 2019, as quoted by Football.London.
Sessesgnon may have received some encouraging comments from Mourinho in the pat, but the competition within the Spurs squad is getting tougher and a loan deal is what he needs to move forward.
He’s a versatile speedster that can play as a left-back or a left-winger and he needs to realise his best position.
A switch to Celtic looks perfect on paper for him to develop in a team that usually dominate games, while on the flip side a spell with a Premier League team would be another way to help his improvement at the top level.