The race is on for Crawley Town right-back David Sesay with the Sun (25 July, page 57) claiming that West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City and Brentford are all interested in signing him.
The London-born 20-year-old has only been a Red Devils player for one season. Crawley snapped the young defender up last summer after he was released by Watford but, after just 21 senior appearances, he could be heading back up the Football League very soon.
West Brom have already signed one right-back this week with Darnell Furlong arriving from QPR. But with Craig Dawson, Tosin Adarabioyo, Allan Nyom and Mason Holgate all leaving The Hawthorns since the end of May, they need some competition for their new £1.5 million man.
Sesay is at his best when playing on the right hand side, though he is also equally comfortably on the left or in the centre.
Perhaps that is why the likes of Brentford and Swansea are interested too, with the one-time Kenya call-up valued at a bargain £350,000.
“David is a player I know well. I worked with him extensively when I was at Watford and know what his potential is,” former Crawley boss Harry Kewell told the club’s website last year, having worked with Sesay in the Hornets' U23s.
“He’s versatile, works extremely hard and since he joined the group in pre-season he has really impressed and definitely deserves this opportunity,”
“The rest is up to him. He is definitely capable of playing in the team and I expect him to be pushing hard for a place straight away.”
Did Watford make a mistake casting off a player of Sesay’s ability? Only time will tell.
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