Ryan Sessegnon is poised to follow captain Tom Cairney’s example and set a new contract with Fulham in the coming days, according to the Daily Mail.
Cairney penned a new contract that will keep him at Craven Cottage until at least the summer of 2023 earlier this evening – putting an end to rumours that had linked him with a move to either West Ham or Newcastle United. Sessegnon, who turned eighteen in May, is set to commit his future to the club in what would represent a significant double boost for Slavisa Jokanovic as he prepares to lead Fulham into the Premier League.
Sessegnon, who has become one of the English game’s hottest young properties since being handed his senior debut by Jokanovic at the age of sixteen two years ago, values the way in which the Serbian head coach has handled his development and believes that a regular spot in the Fulham first-team will prove crucial as he looks to establish himself in Gareth Southgate’s senior England squad.
Fulham are prepared to offer the teenager a considerable wage hike befitting both his current importance to the side and his potential. Sessegnon’s current contract has another two years to run and the Whites are believed to be ready to tie him down to a long-term deal, worth in the region of £40,000 per week. The left winger has made 82 first-team appearances for Fulham, scoring 23 goals, and named the Championship’s player of the year last season as Fulham went up via the play-offs.