Fulham are confident of holding onto young starlet Ryan Sessegnon, who has signed a pre-contract agreement that will see a professional contract begin in May on his seventeenth birthday, and have yet to receive an official offer from any of the full-back’s many suitors.
The England Under-17 international has burst onto the scene with a series of impressive performances at left back this season and has impressed everyone at Craven Cottage and beyond with his composure and maturity. Sessegnon, who made an appearance as a late substitute in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat of Barnsley, scored his third senior goal for Fulham in their 2-1 win over Cardiff in the FA Cup third round – becoming one of the famous competition’s youngest ever goalscorers in the process.
Slavisa Jokanovic, who has been keen to get the hype over Sessegnon to a minimum to allow his talented youngster to continue his prodigious progress, confirmed to GetWestLondon after the Barnsley game that Fulham have yet to receive a formal offer for the sixteen year-old and that he is simply focused on helping Sessegnon, who has become a genuine rival to Scott Malone for a first-team slot, continue his development. Sessegnon has made 12 first-team appearances since making his debut at Leyton Orient in the EFL Cup back in August.