Injury News: Ryan Sessegnon set to return to Tottenham training in ‘couple of weeks’
He is apparently close to reaching the latter stages of rehabilitation, which means his return to training isn’t too far off. A thigh injury has prevented him from playing under Ange Postecoglou.
He has yet to make a single appearance for Spurs this season, which is a shame given the Greek-Australian manager’s proclivity for giving players of his age group a fair shot at playing time.
That, and Ivan Perisic’s aging legs would have opened up a spot for the 23-year-old Englishman on the left flank of defence. Destiny Udogie has, of course, made the most of the situation.
What next for Sessegnon?
The Italy international seems to be Ange’s preferred choice down the left flank but it remains to be seen how that will be affected once Sessegnon returns. The latter is arguably a more polished player in the attacking third with his dribbling skills and incisive runs.
He has played as an outright winger as well in the past. That could even make him a contender to be a depth option down the left flank in attack given our shortage of depth in the frontline.
Son Heung-min, of course, is the team’s best option in that position but he may have to keep playing centrally if we don’t sign a Harry Kane replacement. Moreover, as we saw in the cases of Cristiano Ronaldo or Sadio Mane, wingers, in their 30s, start playing more centrally.
Even Lionel Messi isn’t an exception to that. The report, meanwhile, adds that Spurs won’t rush him back and risk a setback.
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Good. We have options at left-back for the time being. But it would still be advised to go all out and sign a proper attacking player in the January transfer market.