According to the Guardian, Manchester United are preparing a £25million bid for Fulham’s teenage sensation, Ryan Sessegnon.
The 17-year-old has earned the plaudits following a series of sensational performances for Fulham, and his impressive displays are beginning to attract the interest of some of Europe’s most reputable clubs.
The Red Devils are readying a £25m bid for Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, and it is believed that Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, is willing to sell Luke Shaw to fund their move for the starlet.
However, Fulham have suggested that they would require a bid of more than £30m to contemplate selling one of their star players.
At the age of 17, the Englishman’s achievements in his professional career is astounding. Despite being very young, Sessegnon has amassed 53 first-team appearances for the Whites, and he has scored a terrific total of 11 goals.
One of the defender’s primary assets is his versatility. Despite typically operating as a left-back, Sessegnon can function as a winger too, and he’s highly regarded for his attacking qualities such as his capacity to dribble.
Manchester United flaunt a proud and treasured history of youth development, and Fulham’s rising star has the potential to rival the talents of any United academy product. However, a move to United could prove to be premature at this stage of his career.
As Wilfried Zaha’s transfer to United testified, a young player requires consistent first-team involvement to continue their progression, and the Ivorian was deprived of that during his time at Old Trafford.
If United are sincere about signing Sessegnon, they should ensure that he has an active role in their first-team, or they sign him now and loan him back to Fulham until he’s ready to assume a starting position in their team.
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