With the January transfer window around the corner, Sheffield United fans will be hoping Slavisa Jokanovic is afforded the chance to bring in fresh faces to improve this Blades squad.
United sit 18th in the Championship table. Just five wins in the Jokanovic era so far have left fans feeling underwhelmed to say the least. A miserable showing last time out at Blackburn Rovers was a season low-point, and eyes are firmly fixed on what will happen in January.
For United, the loan market is where Jokanovic will need to shop. And if used wisely, there are some top players available. Big clubs like Manchester United, City, Arsenal, and Tottenham will all have squad players who will be in desperate need and want of game time.
Speaking of PL clubs, one has a player who’s been tipped by a few to be a target for Jokanovic. That man is Tottenham winger, Ryan Sessegnon. We included him on our five to watch in January, while Yorkshire Live also tipped Sessegnon to be one player Jokanovic would love.
The link is an obvious one to make in fairness. Jokanovic got Sessegnon flying as a teenager at Fulham, and in the 4-2-3-1 system the Serbian seems to be sticking with, Sessegnon makes perfect sense.
It goes without saying he’d be welcomed by fans at The Lane. He has raw ability, speed, and the ability to both create and score goals. Much like another loanee, Morgan Gibbs-White, Ryan Sessegnon is certainly an impact player at Championship level.
But, latest reports suggest any potential deal for Sessegnon might be hard to do, should United go down that route.
While Sessegnon struggled for fitness and game-time under both Jose Mourinho and Nuno Santo, things could be about to change under Spurs’ new manager, Antonio Conte.
According to Sky Sports, Sessegnon has returned to full training. And with that, they claim the England youngster might even be included in the squad to face Leeds United this weekend.
On paper, Sessegnon appears to suit Conte’s style. The Italian is known for playing 3-4-3 or 3-5-2, with wide men who can get up and down key. At a glance, Sessegnon has those attributes Conte wants.
A loan spell with Hoffenheim last season yielded indifferent results for Sessegnon. He played 29 times in all competitions, scoring twice. However, as has been the case with Spurs, he also missed time through injury.
For now, though, it looks like Sessegnon will be getting at least the chance to impress at Tottenham. And for Sheffield United and Slavisa Jokanovic, that will be another little kick in the guts.