Ryan Sessegnon to play important role under Espírito Santo
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Pre-season is underway at Hotspur Way, and as a new coach has been appointed, the opportunity for everyone to earn a place in the starting line-up is the same. 

One of the players who is expected to benefit from Nuno Espírito Santo's arrival to North London is Ryan Sessegnon, who is expected to stay at Spurs this season.

Back in 2019, the London native signed for Tottenham Hotspur on a five-year-deal with an optional one-year extension.

The deal was reported to be worth £25 million.

Sessegnon had his first start for Spurs in the Champions League against Bayern Munich in 2019, where he scored his first goal for the club and became the youngest Spurs player to score in a Champions League game.

According to Spurs insider Alasdair Gold, Espírito Santo in particular is believed to have to tried to persuade Wolves to bring Sessegnon to Molineux on a couple of occasions.

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Loan experience

Sessegnon, who played 29 games last season with Hoffenheim across all competitions while on loan, got a lot of experience playing at both left-back and wing-back for the German side.

With the 21 year-old playing an important role in the squad, Hoffenheim finished the campaign as the 11th. best team in the Bundesliga, nine points away from European spots. 

Going on loan to Germany was perhaps the best thing that happened to Sessegnon, considering he only played 12 games of first team football under both Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho combined.

According to Transfermarkt, the English player is currently worth €18 million.

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Competition

One of Sessegnon's advantages over the rest of the squad is that he is able to play both at the back or in the front. He's previously been praised by the German fans, for his speed and skills moving forward.

The 21 year-old will compete with Ben Davies and Sergio Reguilon for the left-back spot at Hotspur Way this coming season.

Both Davies and Reguilon combined for 74 games across all competitions for Spurs last season.

Tottenham Hotspur finished seventh in the Premier League, which granted them a spot into the inaugural Europa Conference League.

Playing in this competition will be a great opportunity to keep developing young players, like Sessegnon, into the first team.

These opportunities will also allow key first team players such as Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to fully rest ahead of the Premier League fixtures.

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