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Football League World’s Fulham fan pundit David Gadd has expressed concern that the club could see some of their exciting young stars poached in the coming windows.
It comes after young centre-back Riley Warland left the club for a move to Australia this week and Gadd has now singled out three more stars he believes could be tempted away in the not too distant future.
“I think the obvious one is Steven seesngon,” the regular punter told Football League World.
“However he’s kind of out of the mould of young talent as he’s playing regularly in the first team.
“However the other two that spring to mind are (Winger) Luca de la Torre and (Midfielder) Matt O’Riley as they are exceptional talents and need to be treasured by the club.”
17-year-old Warland rose through the ranks in South West London but never came close to breaking into the first-team, with nine under-18 caps the best he could manage.
De La Torre, 21, has already made 11 first-team appearances, scoring once and assisting two more whilst O’Riley has turned out four times for them.
As Gadd says, Sessegnon has also become a regular in the first-team, with the 19-year-old playing in seven of their ten Championship fixtures so far this season.
He saw his twin brother Ryan sold to Tottenham Hotspur during the summer transfer window after impressing for two seasons in the first-team so it would certainly not be a surprise to see more youngsters follow that path.