Tottenham idol 'amazed' by Sessegnon after 'huge' update - 'people forget'

By Paul Robinson

3rd May, 2022 | 5:00pm

Tottenham idol 'amazed' by Ryan Sessegnon after 'huge' update - 'people forget'

Paul Robinson has urged Tottenham to agree a contract extension with Ryan Sessegnon.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-White Hart Lane number one claimed “people forget how young” the 21-year-old defender is.

Sessegnon has three years remaining on his current contract in north London.

A Spurs source told Football Insider (29 April) that the club have opened talks with the wing-back over a new deal.

It is understood that Antonio Conte believes Sessegnon is a “huge” talent and he is said to have made that clear to Spurs hierarchy.

Sessegnon is enjoying his best season in a Tottenham shirt and is beginning to justify the £25million Spurs paid to Fulham for him in 2019.

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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of Sessegnon’s situation, Robinson said: “People forget how young he is.

“The career he has had at his age is amazing.

“For Spurs to tie him down to a long contract now is the right thing to do.

“He has been a bit-part player this season because of the injuries. But I think there is potential there for him. Conte likes to play with wing-backs which suits Sessegnon’s game.

“I think he could become a mainstay in the side.”

Sessegnon has made 18 appearances across all competitions in the 2021-22 campaign.

The left wing-back spent last season on loan at Hoffenheim where he contributed two goals and three assists in 29 appearances.

In other news, a source has revealed the door has opened for Tottenham, Aston Villa and Newcastle to sign Serie A star after £15million reveal.