After lighting up the Championship this season, it seemed inevitable that Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon would be heading for the Premier League this summer.
The 16-year-old still isn’t on professional terms at Craven Cottage despite his fantastic form.
However, that is about to change, at least according to The Sun, who suggest he will snub interest from Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester City to sign a deal with Fulham.
Spurs seemed the perfect fit for the left-winger, with Mauricio Pochettino renowned for his development of young players. Of course, Fulham may still make the playoffs and go up anyway, in which case we’ll be seeing him in the top flight regardless.
The youngster may yet leave the west Londoners, but the club have at least ensured they won’t be losing him for nothing more than a compensation package.
The starlet made history this season when he became the first player born in the 21st century to score in the Football League. That is not the only reason he is attracting attention, having also featured for England at youth level.
Pochettino is likely to find himself disappointed this summer, but in the long-term, Sessegnon can continue to benefit from learning the ropes at Fulham before making the step up.