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Officially official! Ryan Sessegnon heading to Hoffenheim on loan

That’s a good move.

Tottenham Hotspur v Ipswich Town - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images

Done deal! Ryan Sessegnon has agreed to leave Tottenham Hotspur for the Bundesliga for a season. Spurs announced that the young left-sided defender/attacker hybrid will head to Germany to play for Hoffenheim on a season-long loan.

We said before that this looked like a really good opportunity for Ryan, and we’re sticking to it. The Bundesliga is a quality, technical league, and Hoffenheim is a decent side that should be in the top third of the table this season. At Hoffenheim, it looks more likely that the minutes Sessegnon will get will be at left wing back, which is probably going to be his long-term position at Tottenham. He may not be a lock-down starter but he should get plenty of minutes in rotation.

A lot of other clubs had wanted a purchase option in Sess’s loan, which Daniel Levy was adamant about not including. This one looks like a straight loan. That’s good, because Sess is still a talented young player and it’d be pretty colossally stupid to lose him just because he’s not good enough to play for Spurs right this instant.

This is a good loan. Let’s hope he does well.