Tim Sherwood claims Spurs may have made a mistake with deadline day deal

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has suggested that Fulham were the side who received the ‘best end of the deal’ as Spurs secured the services of Ryan Sessegnon before allowing Josh Onomah to leave on transfer deadline day last week.

The club sealed an agreement on Thursday which saw them sign highly-rated youngster Sessegnon from Fulham, while playmaker Onomah moved in the opposite direction on a permanent deal.

On one side, Mauricio Pochettino had successfully captured a player he had been chasing for a while, but the other side of the deal means a talent like Onomah is no longer on the books of Tottenham.

The 22-year-old had been sent out on various loan spells in recent years, having struggled to secure a spot in the first team at the club.

With time seemingly running out in the summer transfer window, Tottenham did their best to negotiate an acceptable deal with Fulham.

And even though only time will tell whether the transfer decision was the right one or not, former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood is not fully convinced about the move.

Speaking to the Debate on Sky Sports Football (08/08/2019 at 10:35 pm), Sherwood shared his thoughts on Sessegnon and Onomah going in opposite directions.

“Sessegnon has come into the football club as well,” Sherwood told the Debate. “Whether he plays left-back or left-sided midfield. For me, he’s still behind Danny Rose. I hope Danny Rose is still there when the European window closes. And I think he will be.

“I think Sessegnon is a talented boy. This day and age, we looked at the figures there, £25 million is not an awful lot of money. But I can’t help but thinking Fulham might have the best end of this deal because Josh Onomah, who has gone the other way, is a top young footballer.

“He just lost his way slightly. He’s gone out and had a few loans. I am sure Scott Parker will get him working. Drill it into him that he needs to get his head down. He’s a got a real opportunity to be a top player and I am sure he will come back and be a top player in the Premier League.”