Manchester United are the latest Premier League giants to enter the race for Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon, according to The Daily Mirror.
The 16-year-old defender has enjoyed a remarkable breakthrough season at Craven Cottage, with the England youth international’s second ever Championship appearance against Cardiff back in August seeing him net to become the youngster ever goal-scorer in the second tier, aged just 16 years and 94 days old.
Yet he didn’t stop there and has since gone on to score six goals in all competitions this term, including a brace as Slavisa Jokanovic’s men thumped promoted Newcastle 3-1 at St James’ Park back in March en route to securing a play-off place.
And Sessegnon’s stunning displays for Fulham has attracted much interest from the upper echelons of the Premier League, and now it has been reported that Jose Mourinho’s United have joined the chase for the 16-year-old sensation.
Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Tottenham have all been linked with the young full-back over the course of the last few months, a calibre of clubs which says something about Sessegnon’s undoubted potential, and now United hope to bring him to Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are suffering something of an injury-crisis at present, and it’s fair to say that manager Mourinho hasn’t been overly sold on any of his left-back options this season, with Luke Shaw and Matteo Darmian failing to nail down a regular spot.
And although Sessegnon is unlikely to go straight into the first team at Old Trafford, Mourinho may be eyeing him up as the perfect long-term fix in that position, and the chance to play for one of the biggest teams in the world may be too big an opportunity for the youngster to turn down.