Manchester United will have to wait to sign young Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon if they wish to pursue the Englishman.
The 17-year-old’s current club have revealed Sessegnon will be staying at the club until at least the end of the season as they try to push for promotion back to the Premier League.
Man United have, unsurprisingly as one of the country’s top clubs, linked with one of the country’s most exciting prospects.
However, Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan told the Telegraph that Sessegnon won’t be joining United.
”As it’s been the subject of a great deal of speculation, I’d like to announce that Ryan Sessegnon is staying with Fulham football club and will not be departing during this January transfer window,” Khan said.
“Ryan is a very important part of the Fulham family, and we’re grateful that he’ll be with us as we fight to achieve promotion this season.”
Sessegnon has already played over 50 times for Fulham despite being only 17. He’s this season’s top goalscorer at Craven Cottage, having netted a hat-trick against Sheffield United back in November.
He played his first full season under Slavisa Jokanovic in the last campaign, appearing 30 times. Now he’s a regular at left-back or on the left-wing.
An England U19 international, Jokanovic was delighted with the news: “This is fantastic news for myself, the club, supporters, and for Ryan too.
“He can be focused on his daily work and competing with Fulham,” he told BBC Radio London.
He added: “We’re probably going to start talking about a similar story in the summer, but now it’s a safe situation for us.”
Clubs will undoubtedly look to take Sessegnon away from his boyhood club in the summer such is his talent. But he’ll cost a lot. United were reported to be considering a bid in excess of £20m for him.