Sky Bet Championship side Fulham will retain the services of youngster Ryan Sessegnon in May, according to the Daily Mail.

The Cottagers are chasing promotion from the Championship this season and Sessegnon has been a key player for them this season.

The 17-year-old has been watched by a number of top-flight English clubs; including Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and both Manchester clubs.

The youngster looks set to sign a new contract at Craven Cottage but it is expected the Premier League sides will continue to sway him to their camps – however Fulham will demand a hefty fee for the teenager.

Sessegnon is currently on just a scholarship contract but has appeared 27 times in all competitions this season.

After joining the Cottagers at the age of nine, the starlet went on to make his professional debut against Leyton Orient in the League Cup. Seven days later Sessegnon made his League debut in the 1-1 draw with Leeds United.

Sessegnon continued to impress as four days after his League debut, the then 16-year-old scored against Cardiff City to become the first professional footballer in the English leagues to have been born in the 2000s and score in a first team game.

He has also scored seven times for the Whites, including the opener in their game against Aston Villa on Monday, a victory which left Fulham sitting sixth in the Championship table.

Fulham sit in the playoffs on just goal difference with Leeds United having a tally of nine less in the League standings. However, the Cottagers are still to play Huddersfield, Brentford and Sheffield Wednesday as they fight for that sixth-place spot.


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