Ryan Sessegnon continued his stunning start to life as a professional footballer on Saturday as he netted twice in Fulham’s 6-0 demolition of Burton Albion.
The 17-year-old sensation, who was voted Man of the Match in the Championship clash, now has nine goals and four assists this season, compared to the five goals and three assists he contributed last term as he broke into the first-team.
And it’s unsurprising both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are extremely keen on snapping up the incredible talent this January, who can play anywhere on the left flank.
But what do those who know Sessegnon best say about him? talkSPORT profiles the in-demand youngster and takes a look at what his manager and his team-mates have said about him in recent months…
Name: Ryan Sessegnon
Date of birth: 18/05/2000 (age 17)
Height: 5 ft 10 inches
International recognition: England Under-19s
What do Sessegnon’s team-mates and manager say about him?
“Sessegnon is probably the most talented player in this country and [at] this age, his natural physical preparation is amazing.
“We have [the] opportunity to observe the beginning of one brilliant football career because, for myself, it will be very strange if this player doesn’t play in the English national team.
“We believe he’s going to be an important player in this country and in the future for the English national team.” – Fulham manager Slaviska Jokanovic
“It’s 99% certain he will be one of the top left-backs in the world.” – Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen
“One hundred per cent [he can play in the Premier League]. He’s a great talent. He just turned 17 and he played more than half of the games this season, he scored a lot of goals.
“He has a very bright future. I’m just surprised he didn’t get any offers during the season. I think he was that good.” – Fulham defender Ragnar Sigurdsson (June, 2017)
“Ryan Sessegnon is going to be the future of English football – he is that good.
“Is he the best young player I’ve ever seen? Put it this way, I have worked with many, many young players, but he is the most talented for his age.
“At Paris Saint-Germain, I used to play with Adrien Rabiot when he was 17 or 18 and just breaking into the first team.” – Fulham star Neeskens Kebano