According to the Evening Standard, Fulham’s sparkling teen sensation Ryan Sessegnon is to be reassessed by England when the next player audit comes around.
18-year-old starlet Sessegnon was, at the start of last season, better know as a roving left-back. Yet, over the course of the 2017/18 campaign the youngster was played in a more advanced role for Fulham.
He was an ever-present in Fulham’s promotion charge to third place in the Sky Bet Championship, a charge prolonged by them battling their way to the Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley. Over the course of the last campaign, Sessegnon sparkled in scoring 15 times and providing six assists.
He was also instrumental in their play-off semi-final victory over Derby County, both scoring and assisting in helping the Cottagers overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit. Many thought that the youngster had a good shout as a ‘wildcard’ shot for the World Cup squad heading to Russia.
As it was, Sessegnon’s name wasn’t part of Gareth Southgate’s plans for Russia, and the young Fulham player also missed out on being part of the squad for the Under-21s and therefore earning a place to participate in the Toulon Tournament. However, that does not mean that he isn’t part of international plans going forward – far from it.
With Southgate confirming that Sessegnon is part of his future plans, it was left to Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd to add some colour to proceedings – with the emphasis on the young Fulham starlet not being rushed ahead of time.
Quoted in the Evening Standard, Boothroyd stated: “It’s about where we put him and also where we think he can go. Those are conversations we have about individual players every three or four months when we have an audit.”
The next audit of players is planned for after the summer, with Sessegnon and his Fulham teammates hoping to have been promoted to the Premier League by then. Should that not happen, then expect the Premier League to be casting serious glances Sessegnon’s way.