The future is bright for Spurs after deadline day swoops for Lo Celso and Sessegnon – opinion


Tottenham had a satisfying end to their window as they completed deadline day deals to sign midfielder Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis and defender Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.

The Argentina international Lo Celso joins on a season-long loan, with Spurs holding an option to sign the 23-year-old on a permanent deal.

Sessegnon, on the other hand, signed a five-year deal with Tottenham, who also hold the option to extend the 19-year-old’s deal for a further season.

The Spurs team is one currently on their way to building a crop of elite players and the addition of these two players show they are ready to build them to their mould.

Aged 19 and 23 respectively, both players still have many more years ahead of them and ideally the prospect of them playing with a host of “better” players should make them better; in terms of synergy.

Christian Eriksen isn’t getting any younger at 27 and could even see Lo Celso upstage him from a position in the Spurs lineup.

The amount of money Tottenham were willing to pay for him shows how highly Pochettino rates him and he could eventually be an integral part of his side over the season.

His versatility also makes him a utility player who can come in handy for tactical tweaks or makeshift injury replacements when necessary.

As for the teenager Ryan Sessegnon, it’ll be up to Pochettino and his coaching staff to start transitioning his vast amount of potential to more production.

Fortunately, Spurs won’t rely on the young starlet to carry a very heavy load next season. They’ll expect Sessegnon to be a regular member of the squad, but it would be a major surprise if he’s able to break into Tottenham’s starting XI barring a rash of injuries.

The most likely role Sessegnon can achieve at Tottenham next season is to be a super substitute for Pochettino.

Just like Lo Celso, his ability to play anywhere from fullback to forward should make him an attractive option during a lot of matches.

That role should allow the teenager to enjoy some success running at tired opponents. He’s not the strongest player, but his pace is still excellent.

The addition of two great young players is one that should get the fans excited about the future of the club. Both players are highly rated prospects and can only get better playing under a witty tactician in the name of Mauricio Pochettino.