Transfer News: Dennis Cirkin leaves Tottenham Hotspur for Sunderland
The 19-year-old left-back was a regular for Spurs’ reserve team. He managed to make 14 appearances for Wayne Burnett’s U23 side in Premier League 2 last season but did not make a single appearance for the senior side.
In fact, the Englishman leaves the club without ever making an appearance for Spurs’ first team. However, he was named on the bench five times under ex-boss Jose Mourinho.
A report by The Athletic (Subscription Required) mentions that the player has joined the Black Cats on a three-year deal. Having signed his first professional deal at the club in 2019, Cirkin was promoted to train with the senior team by Mourinho.
Sessegnon could be Spurs’ golden boy
In the short term, it does not really look like a big blow for the Lilywhites. Nuno Espirito Santo has Sergio Reguilon, Ben Davies, and the returning Ryan Sessegnon to start down the left-hand side of his defence.
And if the club manages to keep the trio at Hotspur Way for the near future, then they may not have to worry about bringing in a new left-back anytime soon. That is because Reguilon, the former Real Madrid defender, is just 24 and Sessegnon is 21.
Davies is the oldest of the trio at 28 but still in the prime years of his footballing career. Cirkin would have undoubtedly had it harder this season to break into the first team, and Nuno would be wise to hand minutes Sessegnon instead.
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Signed for a £25million fee from Fulham in 2019, the defender was loaned to TSG Hoffenheim last season where he made 29 appearances. He looks like a quality player and the former Wolves boss, Nuno, should focus on getting the best out of him now.