Jose Mourinho wants to sign a wonder kid from Championship, and it is a bid which may really payoff for the red devils. Jose Mourinho and Manchester United board are reportedly hoping to lure the Fulham’s left-back, Ryan Sessegnon after his brilliant contribution in their push for promotion.
Ryan Sessegnon, who is just 17-years of age, has been impressive since his debut season for Fulham in 2016. The Englishman has been one of the Fulham’s top player over the past 2 seasons. The Englishman became the first player to be born in 2000s and score a goal for a championship team. he also became the youngest player to score a goal for a senior team in the championship.
Having made his debut for the England’s U-21 team in February against Ukraine, the 17-year old English Prodigy has already bagged 20 goals in the 2 seasons with the Championship club and his dazzling performances in the championship has seen him become the first player in the history of the championship to be nominated for the PFA Young player of the player award which Leroy Sane has won, despite playing in the second division.
The Englishman had won 5 awards over the 2017-18 season, which includes Championship Player of the Season, Young Player of the Year, Apprentice of the Year and was named in The Team of the Season and EFL Club Developed XI.
This Fame had led to rampant interest from many European teams, who are highly interested in securing the signature of the Englishman despite Fulham pushing for a promotion back into the first division, with Spurs and United reportedly in pole position to sign the left-back.
Currently , Fulham stands third in the Championship League Table, with just one point behind Cardiff City and an automatic promotion to the Premier League, with just two fixtures left.
And with Speculation mounting about the future of their star player, Fulham’s manager, Slavisa Jokanovic, is still unclear about the future of the youngster and has been unable to guarantee his future at Craven Cottage
When asked about Segesson’s future in an interview, the Fulham’s boss said,
“I don’t know, I cannot answer you. What I want dependent on if we go up or don’t go up, I prefer he stays.”
“In realistic world, what’s going to happen I can’t answer you-this player shows very high level and is normal why most English and European clubs are interested in him.”
Jokanovic was asked whether the speculations caused the young Ryan Segesson any distractions.
He said :
“He didn’t show any distractions in this period behind us and is still without any distractions.”
” I expect these situations doesn’t bring him in some wrong way in the last few weeks ahead of us.”
With the possible departure of Luke Shaw this summer, Ryan Sessegnon may very well prove to be a very good addition to the United’s squad. With Valencia turning 33 this year, and Young being more inclined towards playing as a midfielder and a winger, a player with Segesson’s caliber can really come in handy for the United’s squad who will surely look to address the left back issue in the summer.
Over a few years, Valencia has been the most effective fullback of the entire United’s squad and addition of Ryan Sessegnon would be very helpful in strengthening United’s back line and providing much needed security over the future with the brilliant addition of young Ryan Sessegnon
While it is understood that Spurs are also on the lookout for a left if Danny Rose departs, it remains to be seen which end of the merry go round we might be getting. For me at the moment Danny Rose seems like a doomed scenario whereas given how this season has gone for him whereas Ryan Sessegnon will surely see his stocks rise irrespective of the club he chooses to stay in.
Afterall there must behind a darn good reason for a 17 year old player to be nominated for the PFA young player of year while playing outside of the English Premier League for the first time in the history of the award.
With transfer window just a few months away, so it is still to see if the United’s bosses decide to go with or against this choice.
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