Michael Brown believes that Gareth Bale is more of a threat to Ryan Sessegnon’s place at Tottenham than Sergio Reguilon will be.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs midfielder admits he thinks the 20-year-old’s future lies in a more advanced position than at left-back but insists both new signings add a problem for the young talent.
As revealed by Football Insider, the Lilywhites are closing in on deals to sign Bale on loan and Reguilon in a £28million transfer from Real Madrid, while they are also in the hunt for a new striker.
🚨 Gareth Bale has arrived at #THFC! 🚨
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The Welsh ace was filmed by Sky Sports entering Tottenham’s training ground on Friday to complete the deal, while the Spaniard was understood to have arrived on the same flight from Madrid.
However, despite having seen the young speedster primarily feature as a left-back or a left-wing back under Mourinho, Brown believes that the return of Bale will limit his opportunities more than his fellow arrival from Real Madrid.
Asked what Reguilon’s impending move would mean for Sessegnon’s place in the squad, Brown told Football Insider: “Well I see Sessegnon going further forward so for me I’d say Bale, in the wide areas, will be more of an issue for him.
“It will be tighter going down that left-hand side in terms of competition for places.
Sessegnon has played just 12 times for Tottenham since his £25million arrival from Fulham last summer, with 10 of those appearances made under Mourinho.
He has had the likes of Danny Rose and Ben Davies to battle with at left-back and Heung-Min Son and Steven Bergwijn ahead of him on the wing.
In other news, Tottenham have accepted a 7-figure bid for international ace.