According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United are reportedly keen on signing Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon, but will have to fight off competition several other Premier League clubs.
Last weekend, the 16-year-old became the youngest ever scorer in the Championship, after he scored during Fulham’s 2-1 win over Cardiff. He scored the goal during only his third appearance for the club, but Manchester United are still keen on a move for the youngster.
Besides Manchester United, there are also a host of other clubs eager to sign the teenager. Liverpool, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur are all believed to be interested in Sessegnon.
However, Sessegnon’s teammates have advised the youngster not to make the Premier League switch too soon, as it would hinder his current progress.
Kevin McDonald, one of Sessegnon’s teammates, spoke about Sessegnon’s potential move to the Premier League.
“Ryan’s at a great club to learn his trade and progress,” McDonald said. “The experience he’s getting in games and training with the players every day is good for him.
“I’m sure he will continue kicking on. He has everything in his locker to be a top player and it’s up to him how he does it.”
Fulham manager, Slavisa Jokanovic, also revealed that he thinks Sessegnon should stay at the club as he is still young and doesn’t need that sort of pressure at the moment.
“He is a very interesting project as a player, but it is better not to put him under any pressure. He is a young player and he will participate in the future and help us. He has many years of being a player ahead of him.”
Even if Sessegnon is to move to the Premier League, he would most likely be stuck in the Youth academy of a high profile club, and would have to fight even harder for a first team spot.