By Richard Parks
Liverpool are expected to lodge a bid for Fulham sensation Ryan Sessegnon as the all-Premier League race hots up for the signature of one of English football’s dazzling talents, according to a report.
The Daily Express claim that the in-demand 17-year-old is attracting interest from the Reds, Tottenham, Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City following his performances in the Championship.
It is said that bids are expected for the left-sided dazzler at the end of the season and that it’s likely one will come from Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The report details that Sessegnon would prefer a move to the Merseyside club over any of the other Premier League giants as he is a boyhood fan and is a big admirer of manager Klopp.
The 17-year-old sensation scored his 14th Championship goal of the season as the Londoners beat fellow promotion rivals Derby County 2-1 last week.
Sessegnon has emerged as one of the outstanding young players in English football following two eyecatching campaigns for Fulham and a series of sensational recent displays, which have yielded 10 goals from his last 13 matches as he has developed into a goal machine at the crunch point of the season.
Football Insider verdict:
Sessegnon is that rarity, a home-grown talent with the planet at his feet who has the potential to be a genuine world beater. His performances since the turn of the year have catapulted Fulham into automatic promotion reckoning and made an already sought-after youngster into one of the hottest teenagers in Europe. There appears no limit to what he can achieve and Liverpool fans will be encouraged that their club are firmly in the race to sign him. The club can count on the Klopp factor, a manager who has an excellent track record of developing young talent. Anyone who has seen the transformations of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson in recent months can see that. Sessegnon should give them a call.