With Fulham missing out on a place in the Championship play-off final, Ryan Sessegnon’s future will soon be determined and Liverpool is heavily interested.
Liverpool will look to negotiate a deal for Sessegnon as a replacement for Alberto Moreno, according to The Liverpool ECHO. The English U19 fullback is rated at £10 million and while that is a lot for a 17-year-old, the lad has a lot of potential.
Moreno is likely to leave this summer after a season spent on the bench, with few opportunities to make an impact given the reliability of James Milner as a makeshift fullback.
Hull City’s Andy Robertson is another player that has been linked with a move to Merseyside but the ECHO‘s James Pearce reports that it’s a move that is “is unlikely to materialise” due to the fact that Liverpool don’t intend to follow up on their interest.
James Pearce reports that Ryan Sessegnon is ahead of Andy Robertson on Jürgen Klopp’s left-back short list for the summer.
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The Reds look likely to take advantage of the fact that Fulham was ejected from the playoff finals by Reading on Tuesday evening. The promise of Premier League football over another season in the Championship could prove persuasive when Liverpool comes calling.
Should the young fullback sign for Liverpool, he would compete with James Milner to be the club’s starting fullback.
It’s unlikely that Liverpool will be the only Premier League club with the mind to take Sessegnon on. In 30 league appearances this season, Sessegnon has scored seven goals which is equal to James Milner’s record this term.
According to the ECHO, Sessegnon “pre-agreed his first professional contract” with Fulham before the beginning of the season which will be activated on July 1.
There are yet to be any concrete reports regarding Liverpool’s interest in signing an experienced full-back this summer wich could indicate the Jürgen Klopp will use Milner as his go-to man again next season.
Happy Birthday to Ryan Sessegnon who turns 17 years old today. He was born in the year 2000 – how old does that make you feel?