Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon to spark a bidding war

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Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon is set to spark a bidding war among the Premier League big boys.

Manchester City are stepping up their efforts to land the 16-year-old but they face competition.

Liverpool and Manchester United are also on the trail, while Arsenal had a bid rejected last January.

Those clubs are set to revive their interest when the window reopens with Sessegnon tipped for the very top.

But just who is the Fulham youngster - and what does he have to offer?

Born in Wandsworth, Sessegnon joined Fulham in 2008, aged just eight.

He signed for the club alongside his twin brother Steven, who remains at Craven Cottage.

Sessegnon is first and foremost a left-back but can also play further forward and progressed through the Fulham ranks quickly.

Having been a regular with Fulham's Under-18s last term at the age of 15, Sessegnon was promoted to the first-team in pre-season.

The teenager made his full debut in the EFL Cup victory over Leyton Orient in August as Fulham won 3-2.

Just seven days later, Sessegnon was handed his first Premier League start in the draw with Leeds United.

Having made his first start at Elland Road, Sessegnon scored his first goal just four days later in the 2-2 draw with Cardiff.

The left-back's goal saw him become the first player born in 2000 to score in the professional English leagues.

He is also the youngest player to score in a Championship match at 16 years and 94 days.

Sessegnon has risen through the England youth ranks.

He featured in the Under-17 European Championships this summer as the Young Lions bowed out in the quarter-finals.

The teenager has since appeared for the Under-19s and scored in a win over Luxembourg last month.

Cottagers boss Slavisa Jokanovic handed Sessegnon his debut this season and has tipped the left-back for big things.

"He is a real winner and he is just 16 years and three months. He is a real young player," he said.

"He is a very interesting project as a player, but it is better not to put him under any pressure."



















Source Liam Prenderville at Daily Mirror
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