Ryan Sessegnon makes his Hoddle debut, and I think he’s probably expressing the appropriate sentiment to match Spurs world’s sentiment.
Ramble of the Day
The ramble, though, is dedicated to the other Deadline Day signing, Giovani Lo Celso. When a team is linked to a player, we all love to do our version of scouting. Highlight reels are a must, as is reading up on what others have to say. If you want, part of the process can be checking out these players’ social channels, and I bet you can figure out where this ramble is going.
After spending a year at Real Betis, the time came for him to say his goodbyes, and he decided to wrap things up with an Instagram video and a long caption. The gesture is obviously very nice, but I do have a few quick thoughts before I officially send you off to the comments.
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Es hora de cerrar una etapa muy importante en mi carrera y toca despedirme de esta manera, agradeciendo. Me llevo los mejores recuerdos y dejo atrás grandes momentos en los que he sentido el cariño de todos. Es difícil expresarme porque tengo sentimientos encontrados, alegría por un lado porque esto es un paso muy importante en mi carrera, y tristeza por el otro porque me voy de un lugar del que me han hecho sentir como en casa desde el primer momento. Sin dudas echaré de menos a mis compañeros, a este magnífico club, su fiel afición y esta gran ciudad. Gracias jugadores , cuerpo técnico , directivos y a todos los empleados que trabajan en el club. #MushoBetis siempre!!!
1. Lo Celso can play guitar? Would love to hear some music from him sometime.
2. That music choice is fascinating. I’ve never really imagined having that as the tune playing to a highlight reel, but there have been weird choices in this department before! I’ve been told it might be royalty-free “corporate pop,” but it does sound like something from a montage in a children’s show, or maybe even a montage of adults laughing in an ad convincing you to visit a place. Either way, I hope Lo Celso’s tunes on the guitar are better than this.
Bonus! Érik Lamela says hello.
Links of the Day
The EFL has given Bury 14 days to avoid expulsion from the Football League.
A man has been arrested after sending a racist tweet about Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
Manchester City has confirmed that Leroy Sané tore his ACL during the Community Shield.
Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi will next direct Next Goal Wins, a film based on the 2014 documentary about America Samoa’s men’s national team.
Transfer updates: full list of all Deadline Day deals as they happened
Today’s longer read: Joel Wertheimer with a preview of Tottenham’s season for StatsBomb