Ryan Sessegnon has rebuffed the advances of England’s top clubs to sign his first professional contract with Fulham, according to John Cross in the Daily Mirror.
The England youth international, who will shortly be representing the England U19s in this summer’s European Championships, enjoyed a stunning first season in senior football after being handed a surprise debut in the EFL Cup at Leyton Orient by Slavisa Jokanovic. The 17 year-old starred both at left back and in a more advanced wing position, memorably scoring twice at St. James’ Park as Fulham thumped league leaders Newcastle, and it is his regular experience of first team football that has convinced him to turn down offers from the likes of Manchester United Tottenham and Liverpool.
Sessegnon, whose twin brother Steven has also agreed a new long-term contract, made 30 first-team appearances as Fulham reached the Championship play-offs and believes his progression is best served by playing regular at a club he loves. The youngster’s decision to remain at Craven Cottage will be a huge boost for Jokanovic, who has been mindful of protecting Sessegnon from the spotlight, as he prepares to mount another promotion challenge.