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Official: Hoffenheim complete capture of highly-rated Spurs youngster

Ryan Sessegnon, Hoffenheim, Tottenham
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Hoffenheim have confirmed the signing of Tottenham youngster Ryan Sessegnon on a season-long loan deal.

Sessegnon joins a growing trend of young English talents heading to Bundesliga by signing up for Hoffenheim on a season-long loan agreement.

The 20-year-old may be highly-rated at parent club Tottenham but he has struggled to hold down a spot in the line-up. In fact, he’s made just 10 appearances since Jose Mourinho took over last November.

Injury problems, though, did leave him sidelined for most of the previous campaign.

Spurs, therefore, have allowed him to leave for Hoffenheim to gain further experience and help hone his talents.

“Ryan Sessegnon is a very talented and fast winger, who has a strong left foot,” said Hoffenheim director Alexander Rosen on the club’s website.

Sessegnon rose to prominence in England during the 2017/18 campaign by scoring 15 goals to help Fulham win promotion to the Premier League. He played 35 times in the English top-flight in the following season.

Despite the youngster’s best efforts, however, Fulham suffered relegation and allowed him to join Spurs.

The England U-21 international, who can play as a winger and full-back, is now looking forward to continuing his development in Germany.

“TSG are well-known for their ability to train and develop young players,” said Sessegnon.

“I hope to gain playing experience in one of the best leagues in the world and looking forward to the games in Europe.”

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