Man Utd to launch £50m bid to sign exciting winger as OGS prepares for busy summer | Football Talk
By Fraser Crawford on February 11, 2019
The January transfer window is closed but managers are still looking ahead to the summer so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are linked with Ryan Sessegnon…
Manchester United are ready to splash out £50m to sign exciting Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gears-up for a busy summer, according to the Express.
The Norwegian coach is now the odds-on favourite to become the next permanent Man Utd manager after enjoying a near-perfect record since coming-in as caretaker boss following the exit of Jose Mourinho back in December.
Solskjaer is now preparing for the future as the Express suggest United are expected to be extremely active in the transfer market as they look to become genuine title challengers again and Sessegnon has emerged as a target.
The newspaper says Man Utd have been alerted to the news that Sessegnon is stalling over a new contract at Craven Cottage and club chiefs are now ready to launch a £50m bid to lure the young winger to Old Trafford.
Sessegnon has been with Fulham his entire career having come through the clubs youth system and burst on to the scene as one of the most exciting young talents in British football when he broke in to the first team set-up in 2016.
The 18-year-old scored 15 goals to help fire Fulham back to the top flight last year and was named as the clubs Player of the Season as well as being voted as the Championship Player of the Season.
Sessegnon snubbed the interest of several clubs to stay in west London following their promotion to the Premier League but he’s struggled to establish himself under new boss Claudio Ranieri and hasn’t started a game since January 12th.
Fulham now look likely to be heading straight back down to the Championship as they sit in the relegation zone – seven points from safety – and it seems Sessegnon is considering his options ahead of the summer.
The England U21 international has just 18 months left on his contract and is showing no sign of penning an extension, and the Express claim Man Utd are ready to test Fulham’s resolve with a big offer at the end of the season.
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Sessegnon made his name as an attack-minded left-back but he’s been deployed as a winger in more recent times so he’d give Solskjaer options down the flank if he does end up making a move to Old Trafford this summer.