Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon took to Sky Bet Championship football with consummate ease, in fact like the proverbial duck to water. Such was his grace that it was only a matter of time before the Premier League clubs came calling.

That proved to be the case after Fulham were knocked out of the play-off race, interest suddenly coming from Premier League big guns Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur – two teams in a race for Sessegnon’s signature.

However, according to the Mirror’s Neil Jones, Liverpool have pulled out of the chase for the talented 17-year-old left-back, leaving the way open for Spurs to sign the young defender unopposed.

Youngster Sessegnon, who only turned 17 a fortnight ago, made 25 appearances in this season’s Sky Bet Championship campaign, 25 appearances where he scored five goals and provided three assists.

Speaking of Liverpool’s withdrawal from the race to sign the Fulham starlet, the Echo say that the Reds “will be forced into a re-think of their summer transfer plans,” with the Merseyside outfit looking at strengthening at left-back where midfielder James Milner has filled in all season long.

The Echo went on to say that, to their understanding, “Liverpool doubted the youngster’s commitment to a move to Merseyside,” this leading the Reds to pull out of pursuing a deal.

With Liverpool out of the running, this leaves the way open for Spurs to capitalise, adding to the dazzling array of talent that they are beginning to assemble in North London.

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