Liverpool have been given a boost in their pursuit of Fulham sensation Ryan Sessegnon as he would favour a move to Anfield over their Premier League rivals, according to the Daily Express.
The newspaper claims that the in-demand 17-year-old is attracting interest from the Reds, Tottenham, Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City following his performances in the Championship.
It is understood that bids are expected for the left-sided dazzler at the end of the season and that it’s likely one will come from Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The report details that Sessegnon would prefer a move to the Merseyside club over any of the other Premier League giants as he is a boyhood fan and is a big admirer of manager Klopp.
The England Under-19 international has broken into the ranks at Fulham in the past 18 months as a left-back, but is now thriving as a goal threat by playing further up field as a winger.
Sessegnon is believed to be keen on staying at Craven Cottage if they win promotion to the Premier League this season as he is still under contract with them until 2020 and is enjoying regular football.
The London-based club are fifth in the Championship table and the most likely scenario is that they go through the dreaded play-offs to try achieve promotion.
Good move for Liverpool?
Sessegnon would be a brilliant signing for any Premier League club and Liverpool would be no different.
The teenager is achieving remarkable things this season with Fulham and has 14 Championship goals under his belt already.
The left-sided flyer has brilliant pace and trickery, while his intelligence for someone of his age is staggering.
He is beginning to find the knack of arriving in goalscoring positions and he is a star for the future that would be a real capture for Liverpool.
Klopp has shown he is brilliant at developing young talents and picking up Fulham’s wonderkid would be very smart.
This Is Futbol rating: 8/10
Likely to happen?
Liverpool have definitely been given a lift in their chase for Sessegnon and the update that the player would like a switch to Anfield is massive.
It is unclear whether the Reds could pull off this deal in the summer and Fulham will be hopeful of keeping their prized asset if they obtain promotion to the top flight.
This Is Futbol rating: 6/10