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“Good for him to go out on loan” Hutton makes Sessegnon claim but is he right?
By Bruce Grove -

Former Tottenham defender, Alan Hutton has urged Ryan Sessegnon to leave Tottenham on loan in the January transfer window.

The left-winger is in danger of not fulfilling the huge potential he showed at Fulham, which prompted Tottenham to sign him.

Sessegnon is nowhere near the first team and he spent last season on loan at Hoffenheim where he was given valuable first-team minutes and he was impressive.

It now looks like he could be going out on yet another loan with Turkish publication Takvim reporting earlier this month that Fenerbahce wants to take him on loan.

Asked if he thought the Englishman would benefit from a move away, Hutton told Football Insider: “I think it will be, if I’m totally honest.

“I think he’s a brilliant player. I played against him, I know what he’s all about. He’s still very young so he’ll still be learning.

“I think his one problem is I’m not so sure what his best position is. Is he a left-winger, a left-back? Is he more a midfielder or higher up?

“I think that’s the main problem that he has. I did think he would get more game time. There have been injuries there, there’s maybe a confidence problem.

“I would want to move out somewhere on loan. He can have a future at Tottenham but it’s a matter of going out and finding out about himself. Where is his best position?

“Playing for a club regularly to come back a better player and then really try and focus on getting into that Tottenham team. I think it would be good for him to go out on loan.”

The Boy Hotspur says

It is beyond frustrating that we sign these youngsters and for whatever reason, we do not use them or ship them out on loan and they generally do not come cheap.

What is the point of signing these young players if manager after manager cannot integrate them sooner into the team? Where was the due diligence or was there none, was it all software-based?

Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea, even Arsenal are managing to have a steady stream of exciting young talent come through and be utilised, either through their respective academies or as acquisitions but Spurs appear to be rather far behind.

Maybe the thinking is that they will get another Harry Kane if they continue going down the loan route.

Spurs do not throw money at signings like some and surely we have to get it right a lot more often, we cannot afford to keep dropping £25m on players and then barely use them.

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Archibald&Crooks
Archibald&Crooks
1 month ago

At least Sess looked like a talent even if he is now shot to pieces physically & mentally.
Now if someone can explain the Jack Clarke fiasco.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

He only looked a talent in the C-ship though, not in the prem with Fulham. But apparently our scouts didn’t watch him that season.

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
1 month ago

Very rarely do young players fit straight in to the Premier League. It doesn’t look like we bought Sess with a plan on how to get the best out of him. The loan system is utilised well by the Chelsea’s and the City’s of this world, but here lies the difference between us and them. The top teams buy those players (at a much younger age) not for the first team but to generate cash so they can buy world class players. They are getting these players at 14 years of age and use the loan system (abroad and here in the UK) to generate £10m minimum per player. How much is Gallagher at Palace worth now to Chelsea, £25m/£35m? All of this going to Chelsea to spend on a world class player if they sell him. It is an effective business model, but one that makes the poorer teams poorer. If a youth player makes it (Mount) then that is a bonus. We operate much differently as we can’t compete with Chelsea’s academy. We bought Sess to play for our First XI, but it has backfired.

A different discussion entirely, but if you want to even up football, get rid of the loan system. That way Gallacher, for example, would have had to sign for a lower team at 17/18 yrs to get games. Chelsea might have got a few million for him as he has been capped at U/17 level upwards. If he is good enough a top team eventually buys him and the the lower team get the benefit to reinvest. At the moment the likes of WBA and Palace get a very good stop gap player, but Chelsea are sitting back and loving his progression. Greenwood (a Yorkshire lad) might have signed for Halifax/Bradford and eventually been bought by a bigger club (instead he was with Utd at 6 years of age!). Ian Rush got Chester a good price from Liverpool, nowadays Liverpool just rob him off Chester at a young age. It is despicable. Big clubs hoard the best talent causing the likes of Brentford to get rid of the academy all together. Whenever they got a good player he was ‘robbed’ off them by bigger teams.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

Levy should never be allowed anywhere near player acquisition again. His judgment is poor to say the least. He considers nothing except the price hoping to make a profit in the future. There is no consideration as to whether the player is even suitable for the current manager. He is gambling in basic terms and as every fool knows gambling doesn’t pay off.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago

Sessy is only 21 still.. He was championship player of the season when he was just 19 at fulham. I thought 25mil was a good price as he’s English. Not sure whats happened but he hasn’t kicked on has he for whatever reasons.. He was a Poch signing and was going to rotate with Son.. I’m sure Levy doesn’t scout players, he doesn’t build our teams. Its the scouts and coaches and managers…… If Levy was out cherry picking the players then we’d be relegated years ago. The Amazon doc revealed how clueless Levy was about football and players.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

Point is Levy sanctions the sales because at the end of the day he controls the finances. The buck should always stop at the top.
I don’t believe Poch asked for N’Koudoo or Clarke either. Levy and Hitchen conspire to find what they believe are young players that can be sold on for a big profit in the future.
Sessegnon looked poor playing for Fulham in the PL so the due diligence wasn’t applied. We don’t play in the C-ship.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago

Botchy told us that no player came in without his sanction (until his last transfer window).. Ndom, Lo Celso, Sessy we were told were his picks too and that was his last.. Levy negotiates buying and selling of course, but there is no way he targets and scouts players. He knows nothing about football or players. There is a whole group of people who build the team, led by Paratici now (after Hitchen has been the main man for far too long). The scouts work with the coaches and they target who they want… We all know Levy won’t dig in to his pockets to buy world class players like Haaland, Mbappe etc, but being realistic, any top player wouldn’t want to sign for a middle club like ours anyway.. I would say the last 350million we have spent could have bought a lot of quality. I blame the scouts all day because this is their job.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

Disagree that Levy has nothing to do with player acquisition, that’s the reason we’re in such a mess. It’s the exact opposite of what your’re trying to state – that’s in other clubs. Everyone knows we have a different transfer policy.
If Poch was really in charge as you think we would have really got Dybala and Ferdinand, not to mention all the other big names we’re associated with under his tenure (usually at season ticket renewal time).
We all know that Levy is a control freak with transfers because it’s ENIC’s money that is being spent NOT the managers. The business rests on his transfer business. He has EVERYTHING to do with it, he runs it.
Poch had no interest whatsoever in playing Sessegnon, Clarke or N’Koudoo, it was obvious he never asked for any of them.
Remember Mitchell and our association with Batshouyi or whatever he was called? He was favourite back-up striker but we ended up with Janssen instead. Do you really think Poch said “no I don’t want a £30m pacey young striker I’d much rather have a half price Dutch risk with no pace instead”. Come on.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

Also think about Poch’s words before he was sacked; “We should act like a big team in transfers” or something like that, hardly the words of a guy running the transfers.
Would he have voluntarily gone 3 windows without buying anybody? Of course not, it was obvious he was hacked off with Levy.
I’m afraid at Spurs all smoking guns lead back to the little bald troll like it ot not.

England Mike
England Mike
1 month ago

Something is seriously wrong with this guy, and it has to be more mental than physical.

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