Report: Liverpool exit race for teenage sensation, player expected to join Tottenham
By Derek Smithson
Liverpool have decided not to pursue Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon anymore despite him being a top target for Jurgen Klopp recently, according to a report.
The Liverpool Echo claim that the Merseyside club have pulled out of the running to sign the 17-year-old sensation.
It is understood that they were unsure on the teenager’s commitment to an Anfield switch and have ended their interest as a result.
The report details that the England Under-19 international is now expected to join Tottenham as he looks for his Premier League move.
Sessegnon is an extremely highly rated player and it’s believed he can be a future star for the national team.
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The wide man, who can be used at either left-back or a winger, has enjoyed a breakout season in the Championship with Fulham.
He made 30 senior appearances across all competitions last campaign for the Cottagers, scoring seven goals and supplying four assists.
Klopp is believed to be searching for a new left-back as he has insisted on playing the versatile James Milner in that position recently, but is now set to take his search elsewhere.
Football Insider verdict:
Liverpool fans should have mixed feelings about the emphatic decision that has been reached on the pursuit of Fulham youngster Sessegnon. Firstly, the choice to search for a different left-back in the window works in their favour as they are best served going for a ready-made player. The Reds need to look for an experienced left-back that can go straight into the starting line-up and improve the side. However, the Merseyside club are missing out on one of the best upcoming talents in English football and it would be no surprise to see him go on and become a star.
In other Liverpool transfer news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to the confirmed signing of Dominic Solanke.