Wilfried Zaha should be an example to wonderkid Sessegnon

Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham celebrates with the Championship Play Off Final trophy during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final match between Aston Villa and Fulham at Wembley Stadium on...

Fulham will worry over losing Ryan Sessegnon this summer but the teenager should look at Crystal Palace man before making his big decision.

Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham celebrates with the trophy following their sides victory in the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and  Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26,...

At just 18-years-old, Ryan Sessegnon finds himself as one of the most in-demand players in the country this summer after his incredible breakthrough for Fulham.

16 goals and eight assists from someone who only reached adulthood last month is undeniably spectacular and his performances earned him five awards at the EFL awards, including Championship Player of the Year.

Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final, second leg match between Fulham and Derby County at Craven Cottage on...

And so it's perfectly understandable that the likes of Tottenham are interested in Sessegnon - even if their hopes were dented by Fulham's promotion to the Premier League.

Sessegnon will surely be tempted by the links - even Paris Saint-Germain were reported to show interest, according to The Times last month - but one look at the career of Wilfried Zaha should make him think twice about jumping too soon.

Zaha enjoyed a fantastic 'final' season with Crystal Palace in 2012/13. The winger was named in the Championship Team of the Season and won the Young Player of the Year award before securing Premier League promotion via the Play-Offs, much like Sessegnon.

Crystal Palace's English striker Wilfried Zaha poses with the trophy following victory in the English Championship Play Off final football match between Crystal Palace and Watford at...

It earned him a move to Manchester United but he was never given the platform to progress, playing just a couple of Premier League matches there before getting on the first train back to Palace a year later.

The move halted his career and Zaha went from being in the England side at the time of his move to only playing international football again when he committed to Ivory Coast in 2016.

Wilfried Zaha of Manchester United attempts to move past Javier Garrido of Norwich City during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old...

Years of steady progress back at Palace, however, have seen Zaha develop into one of the most exciting players in the Premier League and rumours of a big move to a top six side seem a lot safer for the 26-year-old.

It's something to think about for Sessegnon. He's developing sensationally well at Fulham - leaving an environment like that is a far bigger risk than it seems, and often not a necessary one.

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