07 Mar 2018 01:48:57
HI Ed's,

The papers are reporting young Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham favours a move to us over any of our rivals.

Any truth to this do you know? Am I correct in thinking he's a Liverpool fan?

Also are Liverpool interested in player? I imagine we are keeping tabs on him like most teams are as he's a top talent.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what he wants or who he supports. Liverpool have certainly been interested.}

1.) 07 Mar 2018
07 Mar 2018 10:43:43
I think every club in the northern hemisphere is keeping tabs on him.

Outstanding talent for someone so young, a lot of respect for him staying as he’s clearly developing nicely.

As much a I would love him at Liverpool I do think he is best staying at Fulham they are playing lovely football at the moment and with a chance of premiership football next year as well.

Remember he legally can’t drink! He should be in no rush.

I would also say people calling for him at LB, he is going to be a winger in the future in my opinion. He is playing more and more forward from last season and taking it with both hands.

{Ed001's Note - he has said he prefers to play a more attacking role.}

2.) 07 Mar 2018
07 Mar 2018 11:04:48
Thanks Ed.

With the above in mind and knowing he wants a more attacking role in the future a move to liverpool at this time would not be great for him. He wouldn't dislodge any of our current front 3 and therefore would spend a lot of the season on the bench.

3.) 07 Mar 2018
07 Mar 2018 11:46:08
Could he not play left back and cover the left wing now and again with a view of taking the left wing full time in the future?

4.) 07 Mar 2018
07 Mar 2018 14:40:19
Perhaps Ojo has been 'talking up' the club abit?

Dont really know much about the lad but I know he has potential, perhaps he could be a rotation option for a few different positions which could be handy.

He'll have to decide whether he will benefit more from 1st team football at Fulham or rotating at a top prem club.

5.) 07 Mar 2018
07 Mar 2018 14:58:03
This would be ideal opportunity to follow a similar model to that adopted by Chelsea on many occasions.

Pretty obvious he is going to be, if he’s not already, a huge talent.
Sign him but loan him back for a couple of seasons. Doesn’t stunt his development, he can compete in EPL or top end of Championship and we have a future player in the wings.

6.) 07 Mar 2018
07 Mar 2018 15:33:13
However a deal with a loan back for a season or two would be great. With the speculation over Salah and RM, it would be nice to have Sessegnon available and match fit. Even if our front three stay together and fit for the next 3 seasons, Sessegnon will still only be 20.

7.) 08 Mar 2018
07 Mar 2018 23:00:02
never seen ryan play. he is only a kid right! but interested in the opinion of those who have watched him. does he show glimpses in his game of being positional / tactically flexible for our front 3?

It may seem an odd question to ask, but for the same reason that I don't see moreno ever being an option in the front 3 other than an end of game time-wasting sub, I would assume that ryan would have to give more than be fast and left-footed to squeeze himself into our forward line.

am very aware that he is young and will develop etc. just interested in what people have seen.

8.) 08 Mar 2018
08 Mar 2018 14:40:54
It really looks like he will end up at Spurs, it would be a good move for him, closer to home, he is only 17 yrs young I think .

9.) 09 Mar 2018
09 Mar 2018 09:53:43
@faithinworks. When he first started playing for LFC, he had a great burst of speed and struck the ball well. He showed that physically he could cope playing against men who were often several years older than him. Could shield the ball pretty well and his first touch wasn't bad either.

However, one of his big weaknesses was that he clearly didn't know how to make the most of his skills and would often run down blind channels. Also when he got the ball if he couldn't shoot then he didn't really know what to do with it. However he has come on greatly since then and makes much more intelligent runs and brings his team mates into it much better.

He looks much more comfortable making runs into space out wide so that his team mates can cut inside. Personally I think he has the potential to succeed - but he has to want to work on it. Only his coach would know that. One weakness is that he has had issues with racism and sad to say, he is going to have to develop resilience to that as the racist numpties are not going to go away.

If anything I suspect that they are going to come harder at him because he has shown he is vulnerable to it. To succeed at the top, he has to be mentally tough.