On the latest episode of the Extra Inch podcast, Chris Miller, Nathan Clark and Bardi have been reviewing Tottenham Hotspur’s 2019/20 campaign and looking ahead to some of the transfer business that the Lilywhites could do ahead of next season.
One topic of conversation on the recent episode, which was titled ‘End of Season Review (Part 1)‘, was the future of Ryan Sessegnon.
The 20-year-old was signed from Fulham last summer in a deal worth £25 million (per BBC), but he has struggled to have much impact in his debut season with the north London club, making just 12 appearances in all competitions for the Lilywhites. It has been suggested recently that, following Fulham’s promotion back to the Premier League, Scott Parker’s side are interested in taking the England U’21 international back on loan next season.
Here’s what Bardi had to say about Fulham potentially taking the winger on loan next season:
“Sessegnon is a little bit of a dagger to the heart. I would have liked to see him get minutes for Spurs. I think probably in his own [head], he’s still young enough, but I think also moving back to Fulham might hurt him mentally, that maybe he hasn’t progressed [how] he should be, but then again, returning to where you’re from has worked for a player like [Wilfried] Zaha.”
It has certainly been a disappointing season for Sessegnon, as he has never really been able to force his way into Jose Mourinho’s first-team plans. In his last spell with Fulham in the Premier League, the youngster wasn’t too impressive, as he averaged a 6.42 rating across 35 top-flight appearances, although he was able to contribute two goals and six assists (per WhoScored).
Do you think Sessegnon re-joining Fulham on loan would be a good move?
Spurs would no doubt be hoping to see a lot more from him if he were to re-join the Cottagers on loan next season, as otherwise, their decision to bring him in for £25 million last summer will perhaps start to look more and more like a poor deal.