Crystal Palace were reportedly interested in signing Ryan Sessegnon during the summer transfer window but an injury means that any potential deal is now off.
That’s according to The Daily Mail.
So, what’s the latest around Crystal Palace’s interest in Sessegnon? Let’s take a look…
What’s the story?
According to The Daily Mail, three Premier League clubs were wanting to sign Tottenham defender Ryan Sessegnon this summer transfer window.
The three clubs were Fulham, Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace. It’s not known if they were looking at permanent deals or loans.
All hope of signing the Englishman this summer are now gone as his club have confirmed that he has undergone surgery. This is for a hamstring injury he has suffered in pre-season.
The report goes on to say that he will miss the start of the Premier League season and his injury is likely to keep him sidelined until after the transfer window closes.
Sessegnon would have been a good signing for Crystal Palace
The 23 year-old, who signed for Spurs a reported £25million back in 2019, is highly-rated and has top potential. He would have been a great asset to have due to the fact that he is very versatile.
Sessegnon is able to play on the wing and also at full-back. This type of signing would have been ideal for the Eagles for a few reasons.
We still do not know if Wilfried Zaha will commit his future to the club. His contract expired in June and he has still not accepted the reported £200k-a-week contract that has been offered to him.
Meanwhile, the club also currently only have one natural left-back in Tyrick Mitchell. Other players can attempt to play in the position but it would be great for Palace to have some better depth at left-back.
Palace will now have to look elsewhere for either an attacking winger or full-back. It’s good to see Palace are still looking at signing young stars with top potential.
The ‘excellent‘ defender will no doubt be gutted to have suffered a hamstring injury. It will take a few months at least for him to get back to full-fitness.