The deadline for the transfer window is this next Monday, and while Spurs still have a potential incoming deal they are working on (Milan Srkiniar), the focus could be more on who is heading for the exit. Yesterday we talked about Ryan Sessegnon who could be heading to Germany on loan for the season, with Hertha Berlin and RB Leipzig both showing interest. Today Fabrizio Romano hinted that a third German club could be where Sessegnon ends up ending up – Hoffenheim.
Tottenham with full Juan Foyth> Villarreal and Ryan Sessegnon> Hoffenheim [favourite over Hertha] offers over the next few hours. Talks underway to finalize the two loans [Foyth also with €15m buy option]. ⚪️ #THFC #transfers
-Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 3, 2020
So it could be an even better decision than Hertha or Leipzig for two reasons – Hoffenheim are a pretty good team, finishing sixth in the Bundesliga in 2019-2020, and they have also played mostly with a three back this season. If Hoffenheim sees Sess as a left winger, it would put him in competition or in rotation for Pavel Kaderabek. That’s pretty much an ideal position for Sess, and it looks like he would get decent minutes there for a good team in a good league.
RB Leipzig never seemed like a serious option for me, not because they’re not a good team (they absolutely are) but because it didn’t seem likely that Sess would get game time and that ‘they would probably want a call option initiated, which Daniel Levy seemed very opposed to.
The other detail from Romano in this tweet about Juan Foyth is also worth mentioning – not much new there, but just further proof that Foyth probably played his last game in a Spurs shirt, especially if the 15 million euro purchase option is part of the loan agreement.
There’s not much time left to complete them, but if Fabrizio is right, these two outgoing deals could be done and announced soon, maybe even this weekend.
UPDATE (1:37 PM ET): The Athletic’s David Ornstein says the deal is done and Sess is on his way.
Hoffenheim have reached a deal with Tottenham to sign Ryan Sessegnon on a season-long loan, with no option to buy. Keen but desired club host & purchase option #THFC refused this or a sale. 20 years are traveling tomorrow morning to undergo a full + medical transfer @TheAthleticUK #TSG
– David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) October 3, 2020
It is important to note that there is no option to buy. Spurs are clearly set on his future, but Mou doesn’t think he’s ready. Playing in Germany for a decent Hoffenheim side should be good for their development.