Ryan Sessegnon will become the next Fulham star to sign a new contract in the coming days – while the club are beginning discussions with Kevin McDonald and Stefan Johansen about extending their current deals, according to a Daily Mirror report this evening.
Sessegnon is keen to commit his future to the club he joined at the age of nine and the teenage sensation is set to be rewarded with a hefty pay rise. The 18 year-old left winger values the way that Slavisa Jokanovic has handled his start in senior football and views regular first-team football as crucial to his continued development. Sessegnon has scored 23 goals in 82 appearances for the Whites and was a crucial part of the Fulham side that won promotion via the Championship play-offs in May.
Securing Sessegnon’s future at Craven Cottage will be another big boost ahead of Fulham’s return to the Premier League after the club agreed contract extensions with captain Tom Cairney and centre back Tim Ream last week. The Mirror report also suggests that the club are keen to tie down two other key performers from last season’s side, with talks underway with midfielders Kevin McDonald and Stefan Johansen about extending their current deals at Fulham.
McDonald, a revelation at the base of Fulham’s midfield since signing from Wolves in July 2016, has a year to go on his current contract, although the club could trigger an automatic one-year extension under the terms of his existing deal. The Scottish international has 94 appearances for the Cottagers, scoring six goals. Norway captain Johansen, who has scored 21 goals in 91 games since joining from Celtic in August 2016, also has a year left on his current contract – with Fulham holding a year’s option, but head of football operations Tony Khan is keen to cement their futures at Craven Cottage ahead of the start of the new season.