Fulham’s youngest ever goalscorer Ryan Sessegnon should beware of the Premier League and stick to the Championship, as according to the Daily Star there are many clubs fighting for his signature.
Sessegnon, who became the first player born in 2000 to score in the Championship aged just 16 years and 94 days old, has been attracting a lot of attention from Premier League clubs after a sensational home debut.
After coming on as a substitute in the 2-2 draw against Cardiff, it took the left-back just three minutes to score. Fulham will be delighted with their young talent’s performance, and in the face of Premier League interest, Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald warned that he may be best off in the Championship for the time being.
McDonald said: “Ryan’s at a great club to learn his trade and progress.
“The experience he’s getting in games and training with the players every day is good for him.
“I’m sure he will continue kicking on. He has everything in his locker to be a top player and it’s up to him how he does it.”
The young left back, who is being dubbed by some as the next Gareth Bale, will have a big decision to make at a very early stage in his career. While a big contract at a big Premier League club would seem attractive, he may not fulfil his full potential without regular playing time.
Sessegnon need only look to former Fulham player Patrick Roberts to see the dangers of a big money move for a young player. The 19-year-old moved to Manchester City for £12 million last summer but made just one appearance before being loaned to Celtic in January.
While the best is yet to come for Roberts, had he remained in the Championship he certainly would have learned more than the did sitting on the bench at City.
Sessegnon will have a lot to think about in the next few days, but even if he does move to a big club, the future looks very bright indeed for the young left-back.