Saturday 29 April 2017

Liverpool set to beat out Premier League rivals to sign Fulham's 16-year-old English wonderkid

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham celebrates after he scores the third goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Fulham at St James' Park on March 11, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham celebrates after he scores the third goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Fulham at St James' Park on March 11, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Getty Images)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Liverpool have reportedly won the race to sign young Fulham star Ryan Sessegnon.

The 16-year-old has enjoyed an impressive debut season in the Championship with the London club, scoring six goals in all competitions despite playing at left back.

Sessegnon has been capped by the England U19 team and has shown plenty of attacking potential, with many observers comparing him to a young Gareth Bale.

His performances in the second tier have drawn the attention of plenty of Premier League clubs, with Yahoo reporting that Liverpool have won the race to sign the young star.

While nothing is official yet, Liverpool have reportedly beaten out Arsenal, Everton and Spurs to sign the defender.

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