Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon has won the PFA’s Championship player of the month award for January after earning the votes of football fans up and down the country.

The 17 year old, who was the subject of fevered speculation during last month’s transfer window, receives the accolade after scoring six league goals – two more than anyone else – as Fulham made a 100% start to 2018.

Sessegnon, who along with his twin brother Steven came through the Fulham academy after joining the club aged nine, comfortably won the PFA’s online vote – taking 27% of the total votes and finishing nine percentage points clear of his nearest challenger, the Norwich City midfielder James Maddison.

Sessegnon, who signed a three-year contract with Fulham in the summer after rejecting interest in his services from across Europe, has recently moved into the left wing position after the Whites completed the signing of Southampton full back Matt Targett on loan until the end of the season a fortnight ago.