Insider makes bold Sessegnon claim as new Tottenham role suggested
Ryan Sessegnon could finally become a first-team regular at Tottenham following Antonio Conte’s arrival at the club.
That is according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.
Sessegnon, 21, joined Tottenham in 2019 but has never been a regular starter at the club.
He spent last season on loan at Hoffenheim and scored two goals across 29 appearances.
Sessegnon earned a move to Spurs on the back of a stunning Championship campaign in which he scored 15 goals and picked up six assists in 41 outings.
During that season he played as a flying wing-back, a position Conte has utilised with great success throughout his managerial career.
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“The long-term option for Conte is Sessegnon,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“He could be developed into an attacking left wing-back. We have essentially seen nothing from him since he joined.
“He has started very few league games and of course he has had a few loan spells too.
“Sessegnon had so much potential and that is still in there somewhere. He is so young too.
“I can definitely see him working under Conte in that advanced role.
“I hope someone at the club has a word with Conte and lets him know how valuable Sessegnon could be.”
Sessegnon has been handed starts in the qualifying rounds of the Europa Conference League this season.
He started in both games against Pacos de Ferreira as Spurs lost away but won at home.