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Tottenham let highly-rated English youngster leave on a free transfer; Jose Mourinho called him ‘absolutely fantastic’

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Tottenham set to leave Ryan Sessegnon exit on a free transfer

Tottenham bid farewell to English midfielder Ryan Sessegnon, the English winger who joined the Lillywhites in 2019 from Fulham. The club also confirms the exit of Eric Dier, Ivan Perisic, and Japhet Tanganga following the conclusion of their contracts, per the club statement.

Former Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho was interested in the defender while he managed the London side. The defender appeared in 11 games under the Portuguese gaffer; he was also a favourite starter for Mourinho.

“I think Ryan is absolutely fantastic, I have known him since a kid in Fulham. I think Ryan can play as a left-back. Probably the left-back in the last decade was Ashley Cole, in spite of him being from two enemy clubs, but he was fantastic. But Ryan has lots of similarities with Ashley, and he can learn how to defend.”

Ryan Sessegnon's spell with Tottenham came to an end
Ryan Sessegnon’s spell with Tottenham came to an end

Mourinho replied when he asked about the English defender when he took charge of Spurs. The ex-boss was optimistic about his favourite, but the recurring injuries made the player unavailable from most of the campaigns.

Ryan Sessegnon underwent surgery last season for his hamstring issues
Ryan Sessegnon underwent surgery last season for his hamstring issues

Sessegnon has now completed five years with the North Londoners, except for the loan spell in Hoffenheim. During these times, the English defender has only appeared in 57 games for Spurs in his entire journey.

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Hamstring issues always disturbed the English international from the ground, though he hopes the surgery he underwent last season may resolve his problems so that he can retain his form and play more games. Whichever club signs him will expect the form he had with Fulham, and as a player who can handle multiple departments, his demand in the summer transfer market will increase.

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