Jokanovic hoping for Sessegnon stay


Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic believes it would be better for Ryan Sessegnon to stay at the club and develop as a player.

England Under-19 international Sessegnon has been in sensational form this season and the decision to push him forward from full-back to left wing has proven to be a masterstroke.

The 17-year-old has scored 13 goals in 34 Championship appearances this term, already more than double what he achieved in the previous campaign, and it is no surprise to see the likes of Tottenham Hotspur interested in him.

Spurs, having missed out on the Roehampton-born star in January, are keeping a watchful eye on the winger and are expected to make a sizeable offer in the summer transfer window.

Jokanovic, who has guided Fulham into the play-off places, is hoping Sessegnon rejects any advances that may come his way and decides to continue his development at Craven Cottage.

He told talkSPORT: ‘Many people are talking about him, he is growing up as a player and as a person too. I believe at this moment he can grow playing here, rather than with a top-five Premier League team.

‘I think we can give him what he needs and I’m proud and I’m happy that he is here with us. I enjoy working with him a lot. He has a great capacity to learn, he trains well and his physicality is fantastic, it’s like he comes from a factory.

‘He’s fighting with strong adult players and at his age it is not easy but he’s doing a fantastic job.’