Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon is the latest name to seemingly pop up on a weekly basis when it comes to Liverpool’s latest transfer rumours.
It is still only February unfortunately so we expect this isn’t the last time we’ll be hearing about him between now and the summer.
The 16-year-old left-back has impressed in the Championship so far this season and already reportedly has a number of Premier League sides chasing his signature.
According to the Daily Express, Liverpool have moved ‘to the front of the queue’ of the clubs trying to sign him.
We certainly have our doubts, for a number of reasons as well. First and foremost, we can’t for one second imagine Jurgen Klopp or anyone at the club would have publicly expressed an interest in a player of Sessegnon’s age given how protective Liverpool have been over the hype surrounding Ben Woodburn.
Besides this, we dare to question what ‘to the front of the queue actually means at this stage.
He is an exciting talent and finding a long-term solution to our left-back problems poses as a priority so a move for the youngster would certainly make sense. It would be within Klopp’s nature to target a player he can help mould into a star.
The England youth team player cannot sign a professional contract until he is 17 in May and, judging by similar transfers in the past, any deal could involve him going back to Fulham on loan.