Ryan Sessegnon relishing Spurs chance


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New recruit Ryan Sessegnon admits he is eager to pull on a Tottenham shirt and get into the thick of the action after moving from Fulham on Thursday.

The 19-year-old is joined in north London by Giovani Lo Celso, who penned a season-long loan deal from La Liga club Real Betis, as Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino looks to take the next step with his side. The Argentine tactician managed to keep hold of all his stars, with Christian Eriksen remaining at the club despite rumours of a summer exit, while Tanguy Ndombele was also recruited.

It seems there are exciting times ahead for Spurs, with a first full season in the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium, plus new faces on show for the fans, and Sessegnon is buzzing about the opportunity of walking out at the north London venue.

“I can’t wait to get out there and play at the new stadium,” he told the club’s official website. “I’ve seen pictures, but I’ve not been there yet. I’m so excited to go and see it. The first time I step out there will be crazy.”

The England Under-21 defender cost Spurs £25m and comes with a big reputation, despite an underwhelming campaign with the Cottagers in 2018-19. He now wants to knuckle down and progress as a player in his new surroundings.

“First and foremost, to work hard and to learn from everyone in the team,” he added. “I want to learn what it means to play for Tottenham, the honour of the club.” Spurs open their Premier League campaign against Aston Villa on Saturday and are 1.30 to take the points, with the Villans on offer at 9.50.

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