Real Madrid are considering a shock bid for Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon, according to reports in Spanish publication AS via TalkSport.
The Champions League holders are in the market for a new left-sided defender with current man Marcelo approaching his 30th birthday, and have identified the England U19 international as a potential replacement for the experienced Brazilian.
The 17-year-old has performed remarkably since breaking into the first-team set-up on a regular basis last season, and has already registered five goals and three assists this semester.
Sessegnon had been strongly linked with moves to Tottenham and Manchester United in recent weeks, but interest from the Spanish giants could throw potential a potential move to the Premier League in jeopardy.
Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic is likely to demand a huge fee in excess of £30 million for the Football League’s brightest talent, a sum that is unlikely to deter to wealthy Spaniards.
Just imagine if Sessegnon moved to the Bernabeu.
The player is drawing serious comparisons with Gareth Bale, who started in the Football League with Southampton before ending up in Spain, and it appears Sessegnon could follow in his footsteps but at an extremely accelerated rate.
Madrid have always encouraged their full-backs to get forward, with current boss and club legend Zinedine Zidane applying the same ethos during his tenure.
Sessegnon fits perfectly into this mould, and bringing him to Spain makes a lot of sense.
However, would the 17-year-old wish to move abroad at such a tender age?
We have seen Reece Oxford from West Ham head to Germany in recent months, so perhaps Sessegnon will follow his fellow teenager’s example.
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