Ryan Sessegnon isn’t your average 16-year-old.
While most of his peers are busy discovering the wonders of Lynx Africa, Sessegnon is making the Championship’s top side look bang average.
Sessegnon scored twice for Fulham as they beat Newcastle 3-1 to creep closer to the play-off places.
He could have completed a hat-trick were it not for centre-back Tim Ream, who took the ball off him ahead of a late penalty, which he then proceeded to miss.
Sessegnon’s goalscoring performance will do little to help Fulham’s attempts to keep his talents under wrap.
There’s reported interest from Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig, who have already raided the Championship to sign Oliver Burke from Nottingham Forest.
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Closer to home, Liverpool, Arsenal, Man City, Spurs and Everton have all reportedly had scouts check him out first-hand at Craven Cottage.
Despite his tender age Sessegnon, who can play both left-back and left-wing, has started 12 league games for Fulham this season, scoring four times.
He impressed against Premier League opposition when Fulham played Hull in the FA Cup, scoring once and setting up Chris Martin on the way to a 4-1 win.
Luckily for Gareth Southgate Sessegnon is already in the English national setup and has been capped five times by the Under-19s.
His twin brother is also attracting the attention of Premier League scouts, although he’s yet to make his breakthrough into Fulham’s first-team.
So if you were feeling good about yourself on this sunny weekend, just remember there’s someone born in 2000 excelling in life. Time to give up the footballing dreams.
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