Tottenham could go head to head with Arsenal in a summer transfer battle for Sunderland midfielder Stephane Sessegnon, according to The
Sessegnon, 27, joined Sunderland from Paris Saint Germain in January of last year. He has formed an impressive part of Martin O’Neill’s revolution at the club, scoring 7 goals in 27 appearances so far this season, and assisting 9 more. Sunderland paid £6 million for the Beninese international’s services, and with his contract still having over 2 years to run, any potential move will likely need to summon a fee significantly higher. If signed, Sessegnon could provide competition with Rafael van der Vaart in the attacking midfielder role, but can also play across the midfield.
Sessegnon made his name in France, also playing for Le Mans for two seasons before joining Paris Saint Germain. Upon his signing for Sunderland, former manager Steve Bruce described Sessegnon as being able to “play on the left, on the right, through the middle – he’s lightning quick and he’s a match winner, a little powerhouse with a low centre of gravity, some great dribbling skills and a good shot.”
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