Sessegnon Update and Back for Dybala
Former Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon was a long term transfer target for Tottenham across the summer but Spurs fans have yet to see him kick a ball in anger for the club. Injury has left the England Under 21 International on the sidelines since arriving from Craven Cottage but the international break looks to have speeded up his progress.
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A hamstring injury has kept Sessegnon in the treatment room so when will the youngster be available to make his Tottenham debut? According to reports, Sessegnon is now in the final stages of his recovery but the visit of Crystal Palace on September 14 may just come a little too soon.
A more likely target would be the trip to Leicester City the following week but if the player has yet to feature by that point, he would surely be a nailed on option for the League Cup tie with Colchester United on September 24th.
The other question is over his place in the side. As we know, Ryan Sessgnon is a versatile player who can slot in on the wing or at left back. With Tottenham having a number of options in attacking midfield, perhaps the former Fulham man will find himself battling with Danny Rose and Ben Davies on the left side of defence.
All will be revealed of course but Sessgnon’s potential role is an interesting one and it’s a positive to see him close to full fitness.
International week’s can be slow in terms of news but there is a host of rumours linking Spurs back to their summer transfer target Paulo Dybala. January remains some way off but the Argentine’s flair could have been a key ingredient in our opening games which have produced mixed displays and a mixed set of results.
Clearly this was a complicated deal that had already dissuaded Manchester United from getting involved and it may have been the case that Tottenham had simply ran out of time. Dybala was, therefore, the one that got away but could that situation be rectified in the January transfer window?
Reports emerging in international week suggest that the Argentine could be offered to Spurs this winter for a fee of £65 million. Tottenham and Maurico Pochettino remain fans and if that is the case, it could just be a matter of ironing out those complicated personal terms.
It’s still a complicated situation with Dybala apparently still set on a move to PSG which didn’t materialise as the French club did not offload Neymar. There was certainly no hint that his heart’s desire told the forward to move to the white half of North London so we shall see once the window opens.
Despite the appearance that Paulo Dybala is surplus to requirements at current club Juve, there could be the possibility that he just stays in Turin due to the issues over his requirements. Time will tell but the reports make for interesting diversions in another slow international week.