Sessegnon tipped for World Cup


Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has tipped Ryan Sessegnon to earn a place in England's World Cup squad this summer.

The 17-year-old has been an impressive performer since breaking into the Fulham first-team in 2016, but his performances have gone to a new level over recent months, netting 10 goals in his last 12 appearances for the club, despite predominantly playing as either a winger or left back.

Sessegnon’s performances have also helped the Cottagers move into contention for automatic promotion to the Premier League this term and his manager, Jokanovic, has now tipped the teenager to make a late charge for a place at this summer’s World Cup with England.

‘I started working with him when he was 16 years and two months or something like that and I believe he can be part of the English national team for the World Cup,’ Jokanovic said.

Sessegnon has represented England at youth level, winning last year’s UEFA European Under-19 Championship, but he is yet to earn a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s senior squad.