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BILD: Hertha Berlin, RB Leipzig interested in bringing in Ryan Sessegnon on loan

A big German adventure for Ryan?

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Ryan Sessegnon has been linked with a loan away from Tottenham Hotspur pretty much since the transfer window opened. With Spurs more or less stocked with options at attacking midfield, Sessegnon is unlikely to see much game time, but as a young player with a high ceiling Spurs aren’t interested in selling him, instead preferring him to get first team minutes elsewhere and hopefully develop.

Today, German daily BILD is saying (via SportWitness) that Sess is now a target for two Bundesliga clubs — Hertha Berlin and surprisingly RB Leipzig.

According to BILD, both clubs value Sessegnon’s positional flexibility as a left sided attacker or defender, and “gladly” would accept a loan with a purchase option, something that Tottenham are adamantly refusing to add — they want a straight loan. The implication is that they see Sess more as an attacker than a defender.

I can’t speak much to Hertha Berlin as I don’t watch them at all, but the links to Leipzig are interesting, if a bit weird. Leipzig have relied mostly on Emil Forsberg and 22-year old Frenchman Christopher Nkunku on the left side of midfield, and they just loaned out Ademola Lookman to Fulham. It’s really not clear how many minutes Sessegnon would get as a left sided winger, and he’d be almost certainly behind Angelino at left back. He’d probably get more opportunities at Hertha, but others can say more as to his potential prospects there than I.

It doesn’t appear as though there are actual bids made, just the nebulous “interest,” so take this with a grain of salt for now. It wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing for Sess to move overseas for a year, but time’s running out for him and the club to make a decision.