Everton have joined the race for Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon, according to the Mirror.
Predominantly a left back, 16-year-old Sessegnon has burst onto the scene at Craven Cottage this season with a series of impressive performances for the Championship side.
He has made 21 appearances to date for Slavisa Jokanovic’s side, scoring four and registering three assists in that time.
That form has caught the attention of a number of clubs across Europe, with numerous reports suggesting that big sides are keen on his signature.
Some of that interest is naturally coming from the Premier League; Arsenal and Liverpool are just two to have been name-checked in reports in recent weeks.
It appears Everton are another name to add to the growing list of admirers as the Mirror reports that the Toffees are keeping a close eye on the youngsters’ development.
According to the newspaper, Director of Football Steve Walsh has already been to see him play, having watched him in last Saturday’s 3-1 win over Preston North End.
He is likely to have been impressed by what he saw as the youngster played a key role in the eventual 3-1 victory.
A move would certainly make sense as far as Everton are concerned too. Leighton Baines is now 32-years-old and a long-term replacement has so far not stepped forward.
Sessegnon could be the answer to that impending problem and if he continues to impress, it would not be surprising to see Walsh and his team moving quickly to sign him up, just as they did with Ademola Lookman in January.