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Mourinho Is Tracking Fulham Wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon – But Will Have To Cough Up At Least £25M

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Manchester United have shown “significant interest” in Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon, according to reports.

Teenager Ryan Sessegnon has drawn ‘significant interest’ from Jose Mourinho

Reports also suggest that the Red Devils would have to splurge a good amount of money to lure away the 17-year-old sensation to Old Trafford, and it would likely make him the most expensive English teenage signing ever.

Mourinho has identified Sessegnon keeping in mind the long-term future of his Man Utd squad and according to Sky Sports, the Special One would happily loan him back to Fulham next season to allow him to grow as a player.

Jose Mourinho is the first manager to spend over £1billion on transfers

However, Mourinho will face an uphill battle to secure the signatures of the teenager – with the young left-back already under the radar of other top of the pile Premier League clubs.

And Fulham owner Shahid Khan is also not willing to sell his prized asset even if a club makes a £25million bid for the player, according to reports.

Sessegnon has already rejected offers from top Premier League clubs and has signed his professional contract with Fulham after his 17th birthday.

Sessegnon signed his first professional contract with Fulham after his 17th birthday

He signed a three-year deal with the Cottagers as believing more regular first-team action would help him to evolve as a player.

Spurs have also been heavily linked with the youngster for over a year, but the North London club rubbished reports that they a £25m bid rejected for the left-back, who has been compared with former Chelsea and Arsenal star Ashley Cole.

A deal for the Fulham star would likely make him the most expensive English teenage footballer ever

He earned his professional debut for Fulham last season, aged just 16 and went to make 30 appearances netting seven goals.

Sessegnon also played a pivotal role in the England Under-19s’ successful European Championships campaign.

The youngster played a pivotak role as England Under-19s were crowned champions of Europe

He ended the competition with three goals to his name – including a brace in the 4-1 victory against Germany and was also the joint-top scorer.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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