Celtic transfer target Ryan Sessegnon has agreed on a season-long loan move to Hoffenheim, Sky Sports has reported tonight.

The broadcaster says that the Tottenham Hotspur defender is expected to undergo a medical in the next 48 hours and sign before Monday’s transfer deadline.

Sky Sports had previously reported on Wednesday that the Scottish champions were interested in a similar loan move for the defender, who moved to Spurs from Fulham for £25m last year.

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However, it was also reported the financial details of the temporary switch would likely prove too strenuous for Celtic to overcome.

Tottenham Hotspur left-back Ryan Sessegnon

Tottenham Hotspur left-back Ryan Sessegnon / (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

The 20-year-old will now have the opportunity to make his name in the Bundesliga, as Neil Lennon’s search for a Boli Bolingoli replacement goes on.

Names such as Alfie Doughty, Casper Hojer and Barry Douglas have been linked to the Bhoys in recent months.

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However, there are issues with all three.

 

Charlton’s new owner has stated he does not want to sell Doughty and Celtic still haven’t lodged a third offer after two rejected bids.

Hojer has suggested he will be staying at Danish side, Aarhus.

Douglas meanwhile looks more likely to join Watford, who are in advanced signing talks with Leeds United.

Alfie Doughty performed capably against West Ham

Reported Celtic target Alfie Doughty / (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Some supporters will understandably be a little anxious now that we don’t have a quality option available to come in and compete with Greg Taylor.

However, with the club doing so well in the transfer window up to this point, we must have faith that Lennon, Nick Hammond and Peter Lawwell still have one last deal lined up that will put a smile on all our faces.

Monday night’s transfer deadline looms large.

In other news, Neil McCann and Michael Stewart have differing views on who will win the Scottish Premiership this season.

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