As per one of the latest reports by The Sun, Fulham’s blossoming youngster, Ryan Sessegnon, is perceived to have made it clear to the club that he would not be leaving the Craven Cottage in the summer. However, the report also states that he would do so only if his side manages to get themselves promoted to the Premier League.
Sessegnon is unarguably one of the hottest properties in the Championship and it has been reported that top-flight sides such as Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Manchester City. The 17-year-old admission must have arrived as a huge relief for Slavisa Jokanovic as there is no denying that Sessegnon would be a really handy asset for them if they get promoted.
The Cottagers have inked a staggering season in the English second division under the tutelage of Jokanovic and have hardly put a foot wrong since the turn of the year. They are currently placed at the 3rd spot in the league standings, having collected 69 points from 38 games. Although Jokanovic’s side are 7 points adrift of the automatic qualification spots, they still fancy themselves in the playoffs.
Sessegnon has been absolutely brilliant this season and has plundered 14 goals and registered 5 assists from 38 appearances. Predominantly a left-back, the English teenager has also operated from the left side of the midfield as well as from the left wing. Besides, he has also chiselled 1.6 tackles, 0.5 interceptions, 1,.3 clearances and 0.1 blocks per game on an average and no wonder why his stocks are highly rated.
Having emerged through the youth ranks of the Whites, Sessegnon has made a steady development to the senior side and has cemented his place in Jokanovic’s starting line-up. He has seemingly appeared to be a modern-day fullback who knows how to maintain a balance between his offensive and defensive endeavours. Intriguingly, he has emerged as one of the most appealing talents in England very rapidly and it isn’t really surprising to see big clubs lining up for his signature.
By no means is he a finished article but he has shown immense maturity, flamboyance and calibre despite his young age and is expected to get better in the coming seasons. The £30million rated teenage ace has adjusted with the rigours of English competitive football in a shrewd manner and under due care and diligence, he should be able to brush himself and become a polished gem in the near future.
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