Tottenham fans have had to be patient waiting to see summer signing Ryan Sessegnon in action for the first time, but the wait many nearly be over.
Spurs signed the English teenager in the summer from Fulham for £25million (BBC) and he’s had to watch from the sidelines injury at the beginning of the campaign.
The North London club have confirmed (official Twitter) that the 19-year-old is back in training from a hamstring problem and is being assessed for selection ahead of the weekend.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side host Crystal Palace on Saturday in the Premier League and will be looking to build on a mixed start to the season.
Pochettino has been speaking ahead of the game and it looks like he may have given away a clue about where he views Sessegnon’s future at the club.
The Spurs manager discussed his full-back options in his pre-match press conference and named the summer addition alongside two other left-backs.
“On the other side we have Ben Davies, Danny Rose and Ryan Sessegnon,” he said, as quoted by Football.London.
With Pochettino listing Sessegnon alongside the two other left-backs in the squad, it surely suggests he will play in defence this season.
Sessegnon has arrived as a versatile wide player that has been used as both a winger and a full-back during his previous spell at Craven Cottage.
He played 120 senior games for Fulham, scoring 25 goals and supplying 18 assists.
Some might feel he’s better going forward with his pace and goal threat, but Spurs do like playing with attack-minded full-backs and that could play into his hands.