Report: Everton don't want wonderkid ripping up league, they want his twin instead
By Alex Stevens
Everton are keen on signing the twin brother of Fulham sensation Ryan Sessegnon, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim the Championship club do not want to cash in on the brilliant 16-year-old, who has taken the league by storm this season.
It is said Everton are not casting covetous glances at the Sessegnon playing regularly for the first team at such a tender age, but his twin brother Steven.
Ryan has made 24 first-team appearances this season, scoring a remarkable six goals from his principal role at left-back.
He has attracted interest from a number of elite clubs, including the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool and the Manchester clubs.
Football Insider revealed last Monday that Sessegnon had signed a pre-contract with Fulham as the club moved to protect themselves from Premier League predators ahead of the summer window.
By contrast, Steven, who plays in defence, has yet to make the leap from youth team to first team football.
The 16-year-old is also highly rated but principally plays for Fulham Under-18s, although he has made two appearances for the club’s development side in Premier League 2 this season.
Everton have already showed under Ronald Koeman that they are not afraid to spend big on emerging talent, spending £11million including add-ons to prise Ademola Lookman from League One side Charlton in January.
Everton climbed to sixth in the Premier League with a 4-0 win over Hull on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of a Champions League finish, even though they are six points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool, who drew 1-1 in an absorbing clash against Manchester City on Sunday.
In other Everton news, there is friction at the club between manager Ronald Koeman and director of football Steve Walsh.