Pundit excited about Sessegnon after Tottenham coaches' 'worldbeater' prediction
Noel Whelan has tipped the new Tottenham manager to bring Ryan Sessegnon “in from the cold” ahead of next season.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 21-year-old would be handed an opportunity after spending last season at Hoffenheim.
As reported by the Telegraph (June 9th), Daniel Levy wants the new manager to give Sessegnon and Oliver Skipp a chance in the senior side after their respective loan spells.
As revealed by Football Insider back on 6th May, Spurs coaches are convinced Sessegnon is a potential world-beater and can make a big impact on his return.
Whelan insisted the door is open for the young left wing-back to stake a claim this summer.
Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “When a new manager comes in, it’s a clean slate for everybody.
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“Sessegnon is somebody who’s been out in the cold but could now be given the opportunity. He was bought from Fulham for big things and it’s never happened for him for one reason or another.
“He was introduced to the England squad, just having a look and being introduced, get a feeling for it. The thinking was he was going to be the next one to be involved.
“That never materialised either. Something has desperately gone wrong between the time of leaving Fulham to when he’s joined Tottenham that has stalled his progression.
“Doors open in strange ways for players that have been out in the cold and been sent out on loan. It’s their opportunity to grab that place back and show the manager that there’s a place for them.”
Sessegnon made 29 appearances for Hoffenheim during the 2020/21 campaign.
Meanwhile, he has played just 12 times for Spurs to date.