Manchester United still in the race to sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon – report

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United remain interested in signing Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon this summer but there is a growing belief that the 17-year-old would prefer to stay in London if he was to complete a move elsewhere, according to reports.

The youngster emerged on Jose Mourinho’s radar soon after he made his debut last year aged 16 against Leeds United before becoming the Championship’s youngest ever scorer against Cardiff City.

He has since made 30 appearances for the Cottagers, scoring seven goals, and starred during England’s triumphant UEFA Under 19 European Championship campaign in Georgia over the summer.

And according to ESPN’s Rob Dawson, Man United are still in the hunt to secure his services alongside Tottenham Hotspur, but the teenager may prefer to stay in the capital – his lifelong home – over moving up north.

Sky Sports reported yesterday that United had expressed “significant interest” in Sessegnon, with Mourinho even offering to loan him straight back to Craven Cottage to continue his footballing education, but Fulham have no interest whatsoever in letting the 17-year-old – valued at around £25m – go anywhere this summer.

He can play anywhere down the left hand side, boasting a tenacious and efficient style, and the club will undoubtedly continue to monitor his situation this season.

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