Liverpool are leading the race to sign Fulham prodigy Ryan Sessegnon, a target for Manchester City, Tottenham and others, who is available for £15 million

As per an exclusive by Squawka, Liverpool are leading the race to sign Fulham prodigy Ryan Sessegnon. The wonderkid has been courted by every big Premier League club namely Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United. But it seems the Reds have moved to the front of the queue in Ryan’s pursuit.

Ryan Sessegnon is an outright prodigy. His outrageous talent has seen him become a crucial part of the first-team setup at Fulham at the nascent age of 16. And the left-back, who can also operate on the left side of the midfield as well, has more in the locker.

Sessegnon’s contribution to the attacking side is also appreciable. 4 goals and 2 assists this season so far are good numbers for a wide defender. The 16-year-old has already made his debut for Three Lions’ Under-19 side, with 5 appearances to his name at the respective age level.

To be a firm part of the first-team setup for a Championship club at his age is no small feat. And the player has rightly attracted the attention of almost all of the Premier League biggies – with Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool all credited with interest in the player.

Running towards a Premier League club? (Picture Courtesy - AFP/Getty Images)

Running towards a Premier League club? (Picture Courtesy – AFP/Getty Images)

While others are still interested, three clubs have emerged as the more prominent ones – Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool. And it seems Liverpool are leading the race to sign the 16-year-old. The Reds have been struggling of late and have been blasted for lack of signings in the January transfer window.

James Milner has done a commendable job, but Klopp could do with a fresh and young face who is both a viable ready replacement and a future key first-teamer. City, too, have ageing options at left-back and would love to get their hands on Ryan Sessegnon.

Tottenham might look to buff up their defence after Danny Rose has been linked to the Manchester duo. And Fulham look like they are prepared to do business. The Championship club have reportedly slapped a £15 million price tag on the 16-year-old.

While the fee does look outrageous for a player who is 16, anyone who has watched him play would feel it is a fair price for a player who is destined for the very top. The clubs are unlikely to have a problem in shelving out the asking price for a player who is proving himself in the Championship.

But, Liverpool should, in all fairness, wrap up the deal quickly or they risk the prospect of being beaten to their target by their league rivals, again.