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Reds Go Hard for Sessegnon

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Liverpool are looking to sign Fulham’s 16-year-old wunderkind, especially if he can be nabbed before signing his first professional contract.

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The Echo are reporting today that Liverpool will step up efforts to land soon-to-be 17-year-old Ryan Sessegnon after the end of the season. Sessegnon is currently enjoying a breakout season in the Championship, scoring 7 goals and adding 2 assists in 28 appearances for Fulham. The youngster mostly plays at leftback, but has been deployed to great effect higher up the pitch on the left wing.

Sessegnon has helped the Cottagers climb to sixth—the last promotion playoff spot—with two games to go, as they attempt to make their way back into the promised land of the Premier League. The u-19 England international has started 16 games in the Championship, and has come on as a sub in an additional 8 games.

Due to his age, Sessegnon has not yet signed a senior professional contract with Fulham, only pre-agreed to a deal before the start of the season, due to be signed July 1st. As such, if Liverpool can agree to a deal for the youngster, they would only owe Fulham a compensation fee as opposed to a sizable transfer fee.

This would be an exciting development for the Reds (and, admittedly, a potentially devastating one for a club like Fulham), especially considering Liverpool’s current academy transfer ban. But even if Liverpool cannot land the fullback at this cut-rate deal, the Echo reports they would still remain interested in the player who could represent a long-term solution at the position.