The prospect of Ryan Sessegnon moving to Celtic has certainly caught the attention of Hoops fans on social media.
The Herald first reported that the Hoops were in a four-way battle for the Spurs left-back, and that was recently backed up Sky Sports. The latter, however, stated that the finances involved have proven to be problematic.
Even so, there remains an interest, with Celtic deseperately needing some cover at left wing-back. As things stand, the Hoops only have Greg Taylor available to play in the position, with Moi Elyounoussi not suited to the wing-back role.
And supporters have been dreaming of having two wing-backs down either side causing mayhem in Sessegnon and Frimpong. Here’s a look at some of the reaction:
Sessegnon on the left , Frimpong on the Right , scenes
— McGuire (@Mcguire__1888) September 30, 2020
Imagine Frimpong and Sessegnon running at some of the defenders in the Scottish league 😅 They will have nightmares of it happens 😂
— Kammii (@KamraanSaleem) September 30, 2020
Ryan Sessegnon would be an outstanding signing. Just can’t see it though.
Sessegnon on the left and Frimpong on the right though…..we can dream 😍😍😍
— CelticLisboa (@CelticLisboaa) September 30, 2020
Can’t stop thinking of sessegnon on the left and frimpong on the right. Absolutely frightening 🤯
— raymie jamieson (@raymondinho1888) September 30, 2020
With sessegnon on the left, and frimpong on the right, and eddie and ajeti scoring goals all day and night
— Kian (@KianH04) September 30, 2020
If and its the biggest if there can be, Celtic get Ryan Sessegnon, this will be the best window I can remember.
— Louis (@__girvan) September 30, 2020
Ryan sessegnon, come on @CelticFC get it done ☘️☘️
— Gary Muir (@GaryMuir20) September 30, 2020
Frimpong and sessegnon on each wing ooft get that right into my veins 😍😍 https://t.co/usliVRWMyM
— Declan Quinn (@DeclanQ33714202) September 30, 2020
Doubt we could pull this off, but would love it see it 🍀 https://t.co/ECIpy9boEH
— Cillian (@DrawdaDolphins) September 30, 2020
An undoubted upgrade and a way to end the window in style
Sessegnon would certainly do. He would come with a bag of pace and an ability to bomb up and down the left wing whilst being efficient at both ends of the pitch.
Despite only being 20 years of age, he would also come with a wealth of experience. Remember, this is a player who has over 110 appearances in both the English Premier League and Championship divisions.
His versatility may also be attractive to Neil Lennon too. He can play in any position down the left side, having played as both a left winger, left wing-back, and left-back in the past. He would undoubtedly be an upgrade on current left-back Greg Taylor with his experience alone.
However, it’s also no surprise that there are some issues here on the financial side of things. Given Sessegnon has a contract until 2025 (Transfermarkt), he’ll be on some big wages. Spurs could probably find a Premier League rival to pay more of it than Celtic could.
This one may require Peter Lawwell to work a miracle in order to get it done. But if he does, just imagine the threat Celtic would have down either flank. It would add something we’re missing down the left side – pace.
Regardless, we’ll wait and see whether there’s scope to get this done or not. At face value, it looks a long shot, but what a signing if we managed to get it over the line.