Celtic pundit Colin Watt has recently made a claim about Ryan Sessegnon and the manner in which the Hoops missed out on the Englishman.
Watt was a guest on the latest episode of the ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ podcast and the panel discussed multiple potential transfers for the Bhoys.
One player that they focused on was Sessegnon. Watt believes that the Tottenham man would have been an “outstanding” signing for Celtic but the loan fee became an issue.
Celtic were interested in signing Sessegnon and made an approach for him.
When talking about Sessegnon, Watt said that he would have been an “outstanding” signing for the Bhoys but it is understandable why they didn’t end up sealing his signature.
He said: “I still think Sessegnon would have been outstanding. It seemed to be [that] the issue came down to the loan fee that Spurs were looking for.
“Spurs were looking for somewhere in the region of £2.5-3 million in a loan fee.
“Now I know we’ve already shelled out quite a bit for Shane Duffy to come up on a loan fee. I’d imagine Mohamed Elyounoussi will be the same as well.
“If you put those three loan fees together, they’re probably the cost of [Albian] Ajeti’s transfer – if not more.
“So, I can understand why Celtic would be reluctant to splash out again on someone you are only going to get a year out of.”
Will Celtic regret missing out on Sessegnon?
It has been reported that Celtic are looking to sign a left-back this summer and Sessegnon is someone who can play in the left-back position. He can also play in the left midfield position or on the left-wing.
He would have added a lot of versatility to the team. In the 2017/18 Championship season, he contributed to 24 goals in all competitions over 52 games for Fulham (as per Transfermarkt).
So, it is clear why Watt believes that Sessegnon would have been an “outstanding” signing for Celtic. Since they have missed out on him now, perhaps Celtic fans should move on.