Exclusive: Bent raves about never-before-seen Tottenham player who can add 'another dimension'
Darren Bent raved about the potential impact Tottenham flyer Ryan Sessegnon could make on the first-team following the 1-1 draw with Watford.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Spurs striker shared that he thought Sessegnon could give Mauricio Pochettino’s side another dimension as he could play as a left-back, left-wing back or a left-winger if needs to be.
The 19-year-old is yet to feature for Spurs after joining from Fulham in the summer due to a hamstring injury, however, it was recently confirmed that the teenager had returned to full training.
Bent revealed that he was confident Sessegnon could make a difference on Pochettino’s team but did stress it would be a tough task for him to impress straight away due to Spurs’ current poor form.
When asked if Sessegnon could make a difference to Spurs’ current team, Bent told Football Insider: “Sessegnon can give another dimension as he can play left-back and if Spurs switch to a back-three, he can play as a left-wing back.
“He can help bring something at left-back and he can play left-wing so he can help them down that whole left side, so he can give them another dimension.
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“Obviously it’s going to take him some time to learn how they play and it may be a little bit tough for him as when you’re a young player and you’ve gone to a new team, and that team isn’t playing that well, it won’t do you any favours.
“Especially when you’re coming back off an injury so hopefully they bed him in slowly, but I’m sure it won’t be too long before he’s up to speed.”
Tottenham spent £25million on signing Sessegnon from Fulham on transfer deadline day and they could end up paying their London rivals £30million for his services depending on whether he meets performance-related add-ons.
The 19-year-old played 120 times for Fulham before leaving Craven Cottage in the summer and 35 of those appearances came in the Premier League last season.