Manchester United are keen on launching a bid for Fulham wonder-kid Ryan Sessegnon this summer after the 17-year-old broke into the first team this season, according to reports.
The Englishman, who made his Fulham debut aged just 16 against Leyton Orient back in August, has been on the radar of several Premier League clubs – including Man United – this season.
He has made 30 appearances for the West London side this season, claiming seven goals from left-back, and will now sign his first professional contract over the next month.
But according to the Telegraph‘s Sam Wallace, Mourinho could consider making a bid for the youngster over the summer.
Mourinho treated supporters to an exhibition of youth during his side’s final game of the season against Crystal Palace: the sight of Angel Gomes, aged just 16, making his senior debut was something that resonated across the footballing world, as did the bold displays of Demetri Mitchell, Scott McTominay and, of course, Josh Harrop.
Sending a 17-year-old to a big club often leads to disaster and an eventual move to Rotherham, but with Nicky Butt – and whoever replaces Warren Joyce – spearheading the youth set-up at United, Sessegnon would embrace a footballing culture that has, down the years, produced genuine talents capable of thriving at this level.