Jamie Carragher comments on Tottenham Hotspur signing Ryan Sessegnon

Pundit and former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher talks on Sky Sports ahead of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Norwich City at Anfield on August 09, 2019 in Liverpool,...

Jamie Carragher says that Liverpool were following Ryan Sessegnon before he joined Tottenham Hotspur from Fulham.

Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham FC looks on during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage on January 20, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Jamie Carragher has claimed in The Telegraph that Liverpool wanted to sign Ryan Sessegnon before he left Fulham for Tottenham Hotspur as a long-term prospect.

Tottenham signed Sessegnon from Championship club Fulham on transfer deadline day for an initial fee reported by The Guardian to be worth £25 million.

Liverpool legend Carragher has suggested that the 19-year-old, who can operate as a left-winger or as a left-back, is not going to make an immediate impact at Spurs.

The former England international defender, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, has also stated that Liverpool looked at the England Under-19 international as a long-term signing.

Carragher wrote in The Telegraph: “This summer they have invested in the squad, but how many of the recruits did Manchester City or Liverpool want? They are the clubs Pochettino is measuring his squad against now.

“I know Liverpool watched Ryan Sessegnon, and saw another player for the future rather than someone who could go straight into the team at left-back.

"Pochettino is again working with a signing he is expected to develop over time rather than players who can make an immediate impact.”

Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage on January 20, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Good signing for Tottenham Hotspur?

While it could take a while for Sessegnon to establish himself in the Tottenham starting lineup, there is every possibility that the teenager could hit the ground running at the North London outfit.

The 19-year-old has experience of playing regular first-team football in the Championship and in the Premier League with Fulham, and he could well become a star for Spurs in the coming months.

Pundit and former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher talks on Sky Sports ahead of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Norwich City at Anfield on August 09, 2019 in Liverpool,...

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