Leeds eye swoop for Premier League youngster

Ryan Sessegnon in Spurs training

Leeds United are all set for an incredibly busy end to the transfer window.

With Michael Cuisance's move falling through after a failed medical, there is now an urgent need for one or two more bodies.

The plan was never for Leeds to sign a huge number of first-team players but this is a colossal setback for the club.

As well as adding another midfielder before the window is done, they're looking to sign another winger.

With Pablo Hernandez out injured, the need for another option in attack has become even greater.

As a result, it's no surprise to see a plethora of names linked with a move to Elland Road in the last week or so.

They are exploring the possibility of bringing Dan James to Yorkshire after his failed move in 2019, while Ryan Kent remains an option for Victor Orta. Personal terms have meanwhile reportedly been agreed with Todd Cantwell.


However, there is one other name on Leeds' shortlist before the window closes.

According to The Scottish Daily Mail (30/09), they have made contact with Tottenham in a bid to sign Ryan Sessegnon on a loan deal.

It's expected that the left-sided player will move away from Spurs on a temporary basis after they brought in both Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon. 

Leeds aren't the only side trying to do a deal for Sessegnon, though.

Brighton and Southampton have expressed an interest while Ajax and Hertha Berlin are also keen on the youngster. 

Celtic allegedly want to add the 20-year-old to their squad too.

Competition, therefore, is incredibly fierce for his signature. 

Ryan Sessegnon

GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

Although Leeds supposedly have a deal on the cards to sign Cantwell, adding Sessegnon to their squad temporarily would be fantastic business.

No transfer fee would be needed while they'd be getting a supremely versatile player, one who has the world at his feet.

Sessegnon has struggled to make an impact at Spurs, starting just four times in the league last term, so it's clear he needs more first-team football.

Such was his record last term, that it feels like people have forgotten just how good he is.

A player described as having "rapid" pace and "incredible movement" by journalist Sam Parkin, he set the Championship alight when he was a teenager at Fulham.

Ryan Sessegnon

He netted 16 goals in 2017/18, as well as creating eight assists for his teammates. It was a campaign that saw him win an incredible five individual awards, including the Championship's Player of the Season gong.

Leeds have seen first hand the carnage he can cause. Playing as an attacking left-back against the Whites in 2016, he absolutely terrorised Luke Ayling during a 1-1 draw.

Via Whoscored, Sessegnon played three key passes, completed four dribbles and had four shots, all while completing over 90% of his passes.

He didn't score but he still caused the Whites a whole host of problems. If he can rediscover that sort of form he'd be a brilliant signing by Orta and Marcelo Bielsa.

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