Ryan Sessegnon has snubbed the chance to move to a Premier League giant by agreeing to stay with Fulham.
Sessegnon has signed his first professional contract by putting pen to paper on a three-year deal with the Championship club.
The 17-year-old is regarded as one of the best young talents in English football having dazzled in his first year since leaving school.
Tottenham and Liverpool had both registered a strong interest in signing the left-back, who is gaining a reputation as a devastating attacking defender.
Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City had all also been trailing the youngster who was only awaiting his GCSE exam results this time last year.
But despite the riches being dangled before him by the big clubs in the top flight, Sessegnon has decided to turn them down for the good of his career.
He believes the opportunity to play more regular first team football with Fulham will be far more beneficial for his long-term development.
Fulham had feared losing out on one of their best academy products for years when he reached his 17th birthday.
That was when he was able to sign his first professional contract, and the top flight clubs were quick to try to make their mark.
Spurs were the first to show an interest early last season, and tested Fulham’s resolve with a £12million bid for a player who reminded them of Gareth Bale.
United also made their intentions known with the defender moving high up their list of top young targets to consider as they look to rebuild their squad.
And Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp had highlighted the youngster as a player to chase as he looks to rebuild his squad at Anfield this summer.