Nottingham Forest are keen on the signing of Tottenham player Ryan Sessegnon during the summer transfer window. The Reds are looking to bolster their ranks and fancy the tricky left-footed star.
According to The Sun, Sessegnon is on the radar of Steve Cooper with the window now open for business. The 23-year-old has failed to make his mark at Tottenham, making just 56 appearances in four years.
The player signed for the club from Fulham back in 2019 as a teenager and he cost the North Londoners £25 million. At that point, he was viewed as a burgeoning talent and he still has bags of untapped potential.
Sessegnon can operate anywhere on the left-hand side. Typically he’s spent his career higher up the pitch, but Forest head coach Cooper might see him as perfect for his left-sided wing-back void.
The Forest incumbent knows all about Sessegnon. His six caps for the England under-17 outfit came under Cooper and now he wants to bring him to the City Ground to help him fulfil his potential.
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Sessegnon failed to convince Antonio Conte or Ryan Mason that he could be a regular starter last season. He made 27 appearances in total but only 14 of those came as starts in various competitions.
One potentially worrying aspect of this deal is that the player finished last season injured. He suffered a hamstring problem that curtailed his 2022/23 campaign back in February; although he has now recovered.
Forest want Tottenham star Sessegnon
This would be a pretty useful deal and he fits the ethos of a player that Forest fans like their club to sign. He is young, proven in the Premier League and has an abundance of energy.
Jose Mourinho is a fan of Sessegnon. He called him ‘absolutely fantastic’ when he was in charge of Tottenham and it was under the Portuguese boss that the player enjoyed his best run of form.
The youngster earns £53,000-a-week at Tottenham. As a result, he’d hardly break the bank and perhaps more intriguingly the latest report claims that Ange Postecoglou could be willing to sell him this summer.