Khan states Ryan Sessegnon not to be sold this month

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The Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan has announced that the club’s 17-year-old phenomenon Ryan Sessegnon will not be sold this month, amid interest from Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur among others in the England Under-19 international.

The club’s most senior figure Khan said that Sessegnon, a left-sided player whose twin brother Steven is also highly-rated, would not be permitted to leave the club in this window.

The likelihood is that Ryan will go in the summer for what could yet be a British record fee for a teenager, eclipsing the £36 million Manchester United paid for Anthony Martial in 2015.

Khan, also the club’s director of football operations, said: “As it’s been the subject of a great deal of speculation, I’d like to announce that Ryan Sessegnon is staying with Fulham football club and will not be departing during this January transfer window.

Ryan is a very important part of the Fulham family, and we’re grateful that he’ll be with us as we fight to achieve promotion this season.”

United have shown the most interest in Sessegnon with the left-back position problematic for them all season.

Spurs will hope that their track record in developing young English talent will prove persuasive for the player.

Liverpool have also scouted both the brothers in the past.

Both Ryan and Steven signed new contracts in June that will have two years to run come the summer.

Fulham hope that their latest academy produced player will help them return to the Premier League this season, with the club currently tenth in the Championship and four points off the play-off places.

There is a possibility that Sessegnon could even stay a further season at Fulham if they get promoted back to the Premier League.

They were relegated in their first season under the ownership of Khan’s father, the American billionaire Shahid who bought the club in 2013. Judging by his rapid improvement Sessegnon will be the subject of some of the biggest offers made this summer.



















Source Sam Wallace at Daily Telegraph
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