Manchester United are pursuing £50m rated left-back in order to bolster their defence according to reports
Jose Mourinho is eager to sign £50m left-back Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham according to reports.
Mourinho is desperate to add a left-back too the side after casting out under-performing Luke Shaw while other options such as Matteo Darmian and Ashley Young are considered makeshift wing-backs.
Sessegnon has quickly risen to the ranks as one of Britain’s brightest prospects after excelling at Fulham.
And according to the Sun, Mourinho has been given the ‘green light’ to push ahead with a £50m bid ahead of the January transfer window.
The 17-year-old can also play further forward as a left winger or left wing-back and has scored four goals for the Championship side this season. Sessegnon has been at Fulham his whole career after rising through the youth ranks. He has represented England in the Under 16, 17 and under 19 youth teams.
The talented left-back has been compared to Real Madrid star Gareth Bale. Both are left-footed and both rose through the ranks in the Championship with Bale starting out at Southampton. But Sessegnon has arguably had a faster and more promising start to his career, after scoring 11 goals in 52 appearances already for Fulham. While Gareth Bale scored five goals in 51 appearances for Southampton before Spurs signed him.
Ironically, Spurs are also in the race to sign the talented youngster as they look to replace the likely outgoing Danny Rose, whom coincidentally is also being linked to Manchester United.
Sessegnon is known for his long shots, passing, and dribbling. His offense is his best trait and he has made two assists and one key pass per game, while defensively, he’s contributed 1.9 tackles per game.