Premier League giants Manchester United have made contact with Fulham as they look to complete a move for winger Ryan Sessegnon.
Reported by the Manchester Evening News with quotes taken from Duncan Castles on the Transfer Window podcast, United are among a host of top European clubs to enter dialogue with Fulham over the potential signing of their young star.
United have been active in the transfer window already, and have already raided the Championship for Swansea City winger Daniel James as they look to get back into title contention next season.
Fulham teenager Sessegnon has long been lauded as someone who will eventually go on to have a career at the very top of the game, and despite a few struggles last season as Fulham were relegated from the Premier League, the England under-21 man still showed he has enough in the locker to succeed in the top flight.
Cottagers manager Scott Parker will be well aware he is facing a losing battle in terms of keeping hold of Sessegnon, but will no doubt look at the likes of Leeds – who sold Jack Clarke to Spurs but managed to keep hold of him for the coming season as part of the deal – as inspiration.
Sessegnon broke into the Fulham team as a 16-year-old and played a key role as the club were promoted from the Championship two seasons ago.
United a massive club and under a bit of a rebuild under Ole Solskjaer, so it would not be a surprise at all to see them land Sessegnon.
He has so much ability that for someone so young, it really is quite frigthening, and Solskjaer might just be the man to nurture his talents properly.
Fulham can’t keep hold of him, that is a fact, but if they can somehow get him back for a year, then it won’t be the end of the world whatsoever.