Everton are eyeing up a summer transfer for Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon, according to The Mirror.
The report claims that the Toffees sent new director of football Steve Walsh to watch the 16-year-old during Saturday’s 3-1 Championship win over Preston North End.
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The former Leicester City scout recruited the likes of Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante for the Foxes, each of whom played a crucial role in their shock title win last season.
Having recommended Everton’s signing of Ademola Lookman from Charlton Athletic in January, it seems Walsh will again look below the Premier League for England’s top talent and has turned his attention to Sessegnon.
The left-back, who can also operate further forward on the wing, is the Championship’s youngest ever goalscorer and has already made 21 first-team appearances for Fulham across three competitions.
Widely tipped as a future star at both club and international level, he is capped for the England under-19 side and scored in a win over Luxembourg back in November.
Sessegnon has been at Fulham from the age of nine and has a twin brother, Steven, who plays for the academy, so it is far from certain that he will choose to move on in the summer.
However, interest is expected to be high in the teenager and the Cottagers will be wary of his head being turned by big-money offers from the Premier League.