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Tottenham’s Ryan Sessegnon linked with loan move to Celtic

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This would be suboptimal!

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Ryan Sessegnon is likely to leave Tottenham Hotspur on loan this week in order to secure first team football. This has been an open secret for a while, and reportedly a number of Premier League clubs are interested. According to the Glasgow Times, there’s another club interested as well — Celtic.

The Scottish champions are said to want to bring in Sess for the entire season, but notes that it would have “stern competition” for his signature.

It’s safe to say that while Celtic would be an option, it almost certainly wouldn’t be the best option for Sess this season. The advantages include participation in the Champions League, which would be a bonus and would give Ryan experience against some of the best clubs in Europe, assuming he would be a regular starter in the competition.

But that’s pretty much where the good stuff ends. Celtic may be Scottish champions, but the Scottish Premier League is a pretty bad league in terms of quality. Sessegnon would end up getting kicked for an entire season against mostly bad players. I’d much rather see Sess head to a lower-level Premier League squad, or even to a league like the Eredivisie that plays more technical football. Heading to Scotland is the equivalent of heading to the Championship; I’d almost consider it a waste of a loan if Spurs are trying to develop Sessegnon into a Premier League caliber footballer.

Thankfully there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of meat on this rumor, so hopefully it’s more of a Celtic-are-interested-in-Sessegnon rumor and not a Spurs-are-interested-in-sending-him-to-Celtic rumor. Only a few days left until we know for sure.