Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon has been involved in the build-up sequence of 25 goals from open play in the Championship this season – more than any other player according to Opta Stats.
The 17-year-old has dominated the headlines in recent months, with his sparkling form helping Fulham close the gap on automatic promotion while prompting interest from a number of top Premier League clubs.
According to reports in The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Liverpool are all keen on his signature and his reported £50 million price tag has not deterred any of his suitors.
In fact, the report in The Sun suggests the player favours a move to Spurs, and his current form should prompt Mauricio Pochettino’s side to do all they can to bring the talented youngster to White Hart Lane for next season.
25 - Ryan Sessegnon has been involved in the build-up sequence of 25 open-play goals in the 2017-18 Championship season; the most in the competition. Prospect. pic.twitter.com/jdpbjXO4cV— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 8, 2018
As per the Tweet provided by Opta Stats, the left-sided player has been involved in the build-up sequence to more goals in open play than any other player in the Championship – at 17 years of age!
Incredibly, Sessegnon’s rise has coincided with Fulham’s stunning run of form suggesting he is not just an outstanding talent, but also an already vitally influential figure in the Cottagers’ promotion hunt.
Sessegnon started out at left-back, but his switch to a wide left forward position has seen him contribute with 14 goals and a further four assists in 36 Championship outings this term.
His reported £50 million price tag is without doubt quite startling, but considering his age, potential and current ability you can see why the Premier League’s leading clubs are keen on his signature.
Sessegnon could have the best part of 15 years as a top-level player, and with the market spiralling out of control, in a decade’s time such a figure could be looked upon as extremely reasonable.
Spurs have made a habit of buying top young players and helping them realise their potential, and the success of Dele Alli and Eric Dier in recent years should give them confidence as they seek a deal for Sessegnon.