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“He is not ready to play” – Mourinho confirms Tottenham’s summer signing isn’t ready for this position

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Jose Mourinho says Ryan Sessegnon isn’t ready for left-back role

New Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that Ryan Sessegnon isn’t ready to play as the left-back.

The Englishman spent a lot of time in that position while at Fulham. Sessegnon joined Spurs in the summer but hasn’t played too many games for us.

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Ryan Sessegnon came off the bench against Red Star in Serbia (Image credit: Getty)

He only has two appearances to his name this season and both have been off the bench. Sessegnon hasn’t even played a game under Mourinho, and the manager was speaking about the 19-year-old recently.

The manager was asked if Sessegnon is more of an attacker than a defender and went on to say (h/t Metro):

“In this moment, yes.

“I think Ryan is absolutely fantastic, I have known him since a kid in Fulham. When he comes to the first team in the Premier League it is different to the Championship.”

The former Manchester United and Chelsea manager claimed that Sessegnon could play as “a winger on the left” or on the right.

The manager then compared Ryan to one of the best Premier League left-backs ever, Ashley Cole:

“But Ryan has lots of similarities with Ashley, and he can learn how to defend. In the future I think he can be [a left-back] but in this moment he is not ready to play as a left-back.”

Tottenham’s next test

Mourinho has won both games in charge and it will be interesting to see how we do at the weekend.

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Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager (Image credit: Getty)

Spurs face Bournemouth and the aim is to close the gap on the top four.

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We lie nine points behind Chelsea before this weekend’s clashes. A good run should help trim that lead down and hopefully, we can finish in the top four this season.

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Tottenham dealt blow in chase for 33-year-old Premier League winner

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AS Roma reject move from Tottenham for Edin Dzeko

Tottenham’s move to sign Edin Dzeko has been rejected by AS Roma, according to Corriere dello Sport (h/t Calciomercato).

The two-time Premier League winner left Manchester City for Roma close to three years ago. Dzeko has been one of the top performers for the Serie A giants and has eight goals and two assists for them this season.

The 33-year-old was decent during his time at Manchester, and the report claims that Tottenham see him as the perfect back-up for Harry Kane.

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Edin Dzeko joined AS Roma from Manchester City (Image credit: Getty)

The Englishman has been in great touch under Jose Mourinho, but we don’t have senior cover for the striker.

Troy Parrott could get some minutes if Kane needs a break while Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura cal also lead the line.

Roma have no intention of selling Dzeko

The Bosnian has scored 95 goals for Roma and they have said that the striker is not for sale (h/t Calciomercato).

Tottenham could do with another striker coming in with us allowing two senior forwards to leave in the previous summer.

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Harry Kane scored twice against Serbian side Red Star (Image credit: Getty)

Mourinho could do with more players coming in the January window, and it will be interesting to see what his plans are.

Spurs have been better under him than Mauricio Pochettino, however, we are far from the final product.

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Mourinho has lost just one game in charge of Spurs, and his next Premier League clash is away to Wolves on Sunday.

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Mourinho hopeful of keeping rising Tottenham star despite interest from other clubs

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Jose Mourinho hopeful of keeping Tory Parrott at Tottenham

Troy Parrott is one of the brightest talents at Tottenham. The 17-year-old Irish striker made his Premier League debut in the 5-0 win over Burnley and had featured in the Carabao Cup defeat at Colchester too.

The forward has already played for the Irish senior side, and there are great things expected from him.

Troy Parrott
Troy Parrott made his senior debut for Spurs in the Carabao Cup (Image credit: Getty)

However, the youngster has only 18 months left on his contract and has attracted the interest from several European clubs (h/t Sun).

Jose Mourinho is keen to keep hold of the 17-year-old and is hopeful of convincing him to stay at Tottenham, according to the Evening Standard (h/t Sun).

Mourinho has some tough decisions to take as Spurs boss. Jan Vertonghen, Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld are all free agents in the summer.

Spurs need to keep hold of Parrott

The youngster is a great talent and it will interesting to see how many games he plays this season.

The report claims that Parrott could feature against Bayern Munich in the Champions League tomorrow.

Spurs can’t mix the team up much later in the season as we are out of the Carabao Cup. However, Parrott could play in the FA Cup too.

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Mourinho has changed things around since replacing Mauricio Pochettino and dealing with Parrott is one of his biggest challenges at the moment.

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Tottenham keeping tabs on 9-goal striker to provide cover for Harry Kane

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Tottenham keeping tabs on Galatasaray striker Vedat Muriqi

Tottenham are one of several clubs interested in 25-year-old forward Vedat Muriqi, according to Sporx (h/t Sun).

The lanky forward scored against England for Kosovo in a Euro 2020 qualifier and has been prolific for Galatasaray too.

Muriqi has scored nine goals and provided two assists from 13 Turkish league games this season.

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Vedat Muriqi (L) is great at winning headers (Image credit: Getty)

The centre-forward has six goals and two assists for Kosovo over the past season and is great in the air.

The report claims that we are interested in signing a back-up for Harry Kane but there are others keen on the 25-year-old.

Leicester City are interested in the Kosovo striker but so are Lazio, Frankfurt and Monaco (h/t Sun).

Spurs could do with cover for Kane given that we allowed Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen to leave in the previous summer window.

We didn’t sign any replacements and that could be a problem if Kane picks up an injury.

The Englishman was in great touch in the 5-0 win over Burnley and scored a brace too.

Harry Kane
Harry Kane scored twice against Serbian side Red Star (Image credit: Getty)

Tottenham returning to winning ways

Spurs bounced back from their defeat to Manchester United with an easy win over the Clarets.

Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Moussa Sissoko all scored with Kane too. We need to keep picking up the wins as Chelsea lie six points ahead of us in fourth place.

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We face Bayern Munich in the next game before a tough trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

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Premier League rivals demand £50million for Tottenham-linked star

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Norwich want £50m for Tottenham-linked Ben Godfrey

Ben Godfrey is one of the young stars doing their best for Norwich City this season.

Daniel Farke’s team lie in the relegation zone but have put in some quality performances. The 21-year-old centre-back has featured in all of the Canaries’ games this season and has been linked with Tottenham (h/t Daily Star).

Ben Godfrey
Ben Godfrey has done well for Norwich City this season (Image credit: Getty)

However, the English defender will not come on the cheap with the Canaries’ valuing him at £50m, according to The Athletic (h/t Daily Star).

Arsenal are also keen on the rising star but Tottenham have another Norwich defender on their minds too (h/t Daily Star).

Max Aarons, one of Norwich’s full-backs, is also being linked with Jose Mourinho’s team (h/t Daily Star).

There is interest from foreign clubs too with Borussia Dortmund and Lyon keen on Godfrey, according to the report.

Norwich are open to selling him but they are only willing to let him leave for £50m (h/t Daily Star).

Tottenham’s defensive issues

We could do with another centre-back coming in as two of our stars are free agents in the summer.

Toby Alderweireld
Toby Aldeweireld is a free agent in the summer (Image credit: Getty)

Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are in the final year of their deals, and it will be interesting to see what happens with the pair.

Godfrey has looked decent for Norwich, but stepping up for a bigger club will be a real challenge for the youngster.

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We have kept just one clean sheet under Mourinho, and that came in our last game.

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