On the latest episode of The Rumour Review podcast, Pete O’Rourke was joined by football agent Jamie Holsgrove to discuss the latest transfer rumours in the Premier League, in which it has been claimed that Leeds United’s Victor Orta has been watching Spurs’ Ryan Sessegnon.
One topic of discussion during the podcast was Tottenham Hotspur winger Ryan Sessegnon, who, following the Lilywhites’ signing of Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon earlier in the transfer window, has reportedly been made available for a loan move away from the North London club.
One side reportedly interested in the former Fulham man is Leeds United, and Holsgrove seems to suggest during the podcast that a move for the 20-year-old is certainly on the cards for the Yorkshire club.
Here’s what Holsgrove had to say about Leeds’ interest in the England U21 international during the podcast:
“I believe he’s been linked with Leeds United, I think Victor Orta has been watching him closely. Celtic have been vocal in the press about him, I’m not sure he’d want to go up to Scotland and play his football.
“Leeds United are playing some fantastic football, I watched them against Liverpool and I thought this could be a great team for Leeds this season.
“He’s a big player, you want him to be playing first-team football. If Leeds can capture somebody like Ryan I think it’d be a big, big signing for them.”
Since joining Tottenham last summer, Sessegnon, who is valued at £22.5 million (as per Transfermarkt), has managed just 12 appearances in all competitions for the North London club, contributing one goal and one assist (per Transfermarkt).
Therefore, you can understand why Spurs may be keen to send him out on loan to ensure that he gets some game time in the hope that he can start to show his potential.
Would you like to see Leeds sign Sessegnon?
The youngster was named as the Championship Player of the Year when he was just 17-years-old, so there is clearly an immensely talented player in there, and perhaps a loan move to Marcelo Bielsa’s side would be the ideal situation for both Leeds and Tottenham.