Len­non eyes loan swoop for frozen out Sesseg­non

Scottish Daily Mail - - Scotland Special - By JOHN McGARRY

CELTIC are hot on the trail of Ryan Sesseg­non with the Park­head club pre­pared to do bat­tle with some English Premier League heavy­weights in or­der to land the Tot­ten­ham mid­fielder on loan.

Frus­trated with a lack of game time un­der Jose Mour­inho, the 20-year-old will be farmed out by his par­ent club in the com­ing days af­ter be­ing left out of last night’s Carabao Cup penalty shoot-out win over Chelsea.

Leeds, Brighton and Southampto­n have regis­tered an in­ter­est to­gether with con­ti­nen­tal pow­er­houses, in­clud­ing Ajax and Hertha Ber­lin.

How­ever, Celtic still be­lieve they can per­suade Sesseg­non to move to Scot­land be­fore Mon­day’s transfer dead­line as they fi­nalise the squad they hope can land ten in a row.

A reg­u­lar with the Eng­land Un­der-21 squad, Sesseg­non has

made just 12 se­nior ap­pear­ances for Spurs since sign­ing from Ful­ham for £25mil­lion in 2019. Ca­pa­ble of op­er­at­ing on the left of any sys­tem, he would rep­re­sent a sig­nif­i­cant coup for Celtic if Neil Len­non is able to push a deal through amid stiff com­pe­ti­tion. With Boli Bolin­goli now on loan at Turk­ish side Is­tan­bul Basak­se­hir af­ter his Covid shame and Mikey John­ston still out in­jured, Greg Tay­lor and

Mo­hamed Ely­ounoussi are the only nat­u­ral left-sided op­tions in Len­non’s squad. Celtic re­tain an in­ter­est in Al­fie Doughty al­though so far Charl­ton have been re­luc­tant to en­ter­tain any bids. It’s likely Celtic will re­turn to the ta­ble with a fresh of­fer if they are un­able to strike a deal for Sesseg­non. Casper Ho­jer, the Aarhus de­fender, is another pos­si­ble tar­get be­fore Mon­day’s dead­line. Celtic fly out to Bos­nia ahead of their Europa League play-off with FK Sara­jevo to­mor­row.

Top tar­get: Celtic are one of many clubs that are look­ing at Spurs’ Sesseg­non

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