With two weeks of the transfer window left, Leeds United still needs a new left-back this month.
Following up with another strong performance at Cardiff City, Junior Firpo is beginning to show that he could be a major asset for the remainder of the season. But in the last few minutes of the game, he sustained a dead leg, raising doubts about how reliable his fitness is.
Over the past month or so, Sam Byram has also been suffering from a number of minor injuries, and since Djed Spence is no longer able to cover, a left-back is essential.
Leeds’ main goal is to bolster their roster through Premier League loan deals. Ryan Sessegnon of Tottenham is a player they should consider if he becomes available.
Sky Sports claims that Sessegnon would be the ideal left-back for Leeds at this level if Spurs decide to loan him out before the end of the window.
Leeds should pursue a deal with Sessegnon.
Tottenham, who paid £25 million to purchase Sessegnon in 2019, are unsure about his future at this time, but Leeds are prepared to wait in order to land their top objectives.
The 23-year-old has been sidelined for the majority of the season, but he returned in the FA Cup approximately two weeks ago. Regular play is now required for him to regain full fitness.
He will have a difficult time getting that at Spurs because Destiny Udogie is clearly the team’s first choice left-back, and Ben Davies and Emerson Royal are probably going to cover him better than him.
Although Sessegnon isn’t yet at the point where he can play 90 minutes more than once a week, he could be a wonderful fit for Byram and Firpo, who are in comparable circumstances.
With his career at a bit of a standstill, sliding down a tier might be just what Sessegnon needs. Sessegnon also has experience in the Championship, having gained promotion with Fulham a few years ago.