By Dominic Toner
Everton have entered the race to sign Fulham defender Ryan Sessegnon, according to a report.
The Daily Mirror claim that the Toffees are interested in signing the 16-year-old and have joined a list of suitors for him.
The report details that Steve Walsh, who is the club’s director of football, watched the wonderkid in a 3-1 victory over Preston on Saturday.
The Daily Mail have reported that Premier League rivals Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and United have all scouted Sessegnon, while Bayern Munich are also interested.
Walsh, who completed a move to Goodison Park in the summer from Leicester, was responsible for the signings of Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante during his time with the Foxes.
He has cast his eye over emerging youngster Sessegnon, who is currently impressing in the Championship.
The Englishman is being tipped to become a future star and is interest from top clubs suggests that.
He has made 21 senior appearances this season for Fulham and is competing for a first-team spot at left-back.
Sessegnon is an attack-minded full-back that has shown his qualities at Craven Cottage, with four goals and three assists to his name.
Everton have already signed one wonderkid this year, when they beat a number of Premier League clubs to the signing in January of Ademola Lookman, 19, who joined for a fee rising to £11million.
Football Insider verdict:
Everton will be making a real statement of intent if they can convince Sessegnon to complete a move to the Merseyside club. Ronald Koeman is keen to make the Toffees a top side in Europe and help them compete for a European spot each season with the top sides. Sessegnon is clearly set for a big future in the Premier League and is even being talked about a future England regular. The left-back is performing well beyond his years in the Championship and the 16-year-old should be snapped up now before his price explodes. Everton will need a long-term replacement for the long-serving Leighton Baines and Sessegnon could be a perfect solution. They could also try and steal a march on the rivals by offering more regular game time in the top-flight.
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