According to The Telegraph, Daniel Levy wants both Ryan Sessegnon and Oliver Skipp to be given first-team opportunities at Tottenham Hotspur next season.
Spurs are set to appoint Paulo Fonseca as their new manager, possibly in the middle of next week according to Sky Italia.
Chairman Levy wants his new manager to keep a close eye on Tottenham’s young players, and wants both Sessegnon and Skipp to feature – something Antonio Conte probably wasn’t keen on.
How did Sessegnon and Skipp fare away from Tottenham amid Levy demands?
Sessegnon spent the second on loan at Hoffenheim, playing 23 games whilst bagging two goals and three assists.
The 21-year-old played mostly as a left back, but also further forward – and Fonseca will soon have to decide where to utilise Sessegnon.
Skipp was outstanding in his season on loan at Norwich City, and could give Fonseca another midfield option alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg if he rates him as highly as Levy does.
Fonseca’s record with youth at Roma
Fonseca won’t demand big signings or huge funds like Conte did, and he’s more likely to play young players too.
The likes of Nicola Zalewski, Edoardo Bove, Riccardo Calafiori, Ebrima Darboe, Bryan Reynolds, Amadou Diawara, Roger Ibanez and Gonzalo Villar all played in the Roma first team at some point last season, and all are under the age of 23.
That suggests Fonseca isn’t afraid to play young players if they’re good enough, and that’s exactly what Levy is seeking.