"Frightening"; Ryan Sessegnon to Celtic has some Hoops supporters dreaming

By David Walton

September 30, 2020

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.

Celtic-linked Ryan Sessegnon (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

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:




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.

Ryan Sessegnon in action for Spurs (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

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.

In other news, Neil Lennon has admitted he has a “massive” concern about next week’s internationals.