Juan Foyth and Ryan Sessegnon are set to leave Tottenham Hotspur on loan, according to Fabrizio Romano.
REPORT: Tottenham Hotspur Set to Complete Loan Deals for Juan Foyth and Ryan Sessegnon
Foyth and Sessegnon to Leave Club on Loan
Romano has outlined the details of both loan deals; Foyth is set to join Villarreal on loan. Meanwhile, Sessegnon is reportedly off to Hoffenheim, whilst there is interest from Hertha Berlin.
Tottenham with complete Juan Foyth > Villarreal and Ryan Sessegnon > Hoffenheim [favourite over Hertha] deals on next hours. Talks ongoing to complete both loans [Foyth also with €15m buy option]. ⚪️ #THFC #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 3, 2020
Jose Mourinho Cutting Down Squad
Jose Mourinho has revealed his preference for a 22-man-squad over the current 27-man squad (David Hytner of the Guardian, Print). Thus, shipping out Juan Foyth and Ryan Sessegnon would help to reduce the squad size for the season. Hytner referred to Mourinho’s acquiescence to Serge Aurier‘s potential departure;
“The window is in two directions and we could let a couple of players leave…it’s possible we could let a couple of young players go and experience playing.” Mourinho said.
Potential for a Return?
Foyth and Sessegnon are two of the younger players in the Spurs squad (22, 20). Both players have not experienced a great deal of first-team action since joining Tottenham.
In Foyth’s case, Romano noted that there would be a €15m option to buy. It would seem that Foyth’s loan deal could be a stepping stone to a permanent transfer.
Sessegnon is younger and a talent that Mourinho may be more reluctant to let go of. This loan deal acts more as a way for Sessegnon to get more minutes before returning to claim a spot in the first-team.
With the likes of Gareth Bale, Steven Bergwijn and Heung-Min Son to name some of Spurs’ left-wing options, Sessegnon would have found it hard to breakthrough. The arrival of Sergio Reguilon, and the revitalised Ben Davies, makes it even harder for Sessegnon to get time even at left-back.
Both loan deals make sense for Spurs. They need to reduce their squad size to keep the more experienced players happy. But, it is also important for ensuring players can develop with enough match time.