One of the youngsters that has impressed me the most in recent times is Ryan Sessegnon. Since making his debut as a 16-year-old for Fulham, the youngster has shown matured displays for his boyhood club.
He was tracked by the Red Devils together with a lot of Premier League clubs and I hoped that the youngster would end up signing for Manchester United. However, he signed a three-year deal with Fulham in the summer, throwing the interest of United into jeopardy.
Sessegnon is a key player for Fulham’s first XI and has already displayed his wares by continuously performing at both left-back and left-wing. His mature performances have drawn interest from almost all the Premier League clubs. According to Daily Mail, there could be a bidding war for the teenager, in the January transfer window.
The England youth international marked his 50th appearance for Fulham with a remarkable hat-trick against the high-flying Sheffield United as Fulham earned their first win in seven matches, with a 5-4 win. This performance only helped in increasing the speculation over Sessegnon’s future. However, Fulham will certainly be able to command a hefty fee for the 17-year-old, especially since there is no release clause.
How does it help United? Fulham are looking at bids of £30million for the youngster and reportedly knocked back a bid for £25million from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer. It is no surprise that Mourinho is looking for a stable option on the left-hand side of the defence. Luke Shaw is the designated left-back but has struggled to gain the confidence of Mourinho and is currently frozen out of action.
Linked with the club is Tottenham’s left-back Danny Rose with certain reports even claiming that a swap deal could happen involving Shaw and Rose.
United would surely be interested in Sessegnon as he is a future prospect. Tottenham are also interested in the player and feel that Mauricio Pochettino’s presence would help them sway the deal in their favour.
Will the England teenager join us? It could depend on the promises on how quickly he can move into the first-team.
What do you think? Will Sessegnon be a signing for the future?