Tottenham Hotspur defender Ryan Sessegnon sent on loan to the Bundesliga club Hoffenheim on Monday after he was left out of the plans of coach Jose Mourinho for the 2020-21 season. Sessegnon signed for Fulham Tottenham last year but only made 12 appearances, none of them after the coronavirus pandemic interrupted the season. The 20-year-old English player has not played this season and was only named in the squad for a qualifying match for the Europa League.
Sergio Reguilon firm on the back left made Sessegnon third option in that position at Tottenham behind the Spanish and Ben Davies.
Sessegnon is a flexible player who can play left or in more attacking roles along the left side. Hoffenheim said the deal was a loan throughout the season and indicated that could replace injured Greek player Konstantinos Stafylidis. Hoffenheim also agreed a loan deal for former Germany midfielder Sebastian Rudy from Schalke for the season. The 30-year-old Rudy returns for his third season at the club. He has already made 227 Bundesliga appearances for Hoffenheim, more than any other player. Hoffenheim ranks sixth in the Bundesliga after winning two of their first three games of the season, including a surprise 4-1 win over defending champion Bayern Munich on September 27.