Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic says Ryan Sessegnon leaving the club to sign for Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester United is out of his control.
The 17-year-old left-sided player has attracted interest from top Premier League clubs for over a year following his impressive displays for the Championship outfit.
Sessegnon signed his first professional contract with Fulham in June which expires in 2020. Despite interest from the likes of Spurs, he was understood to have deliberated over a decision on his future for some time, but wanted to play as much first-team football as possible, which Fulham promised.
‘It’s nice for him [to be linked with big clubs] and for the club too. And if you want to say, it’s nice for myself, I must be satisfied because big clubs are interested in our player.
‘I wish he is going to stay with me, but it’s not in my control. I believe he’s a clever man, believe the people around him are clever enough, he’s played more than 50 games, he’s 17, I know in the past in the last summer there’s been interest around him but he took the decision to stay with us, a fantastic decision in my opinion!’
Jokanovic added: ‘At the end of the day he’s only 17, he’s got time, there’s 18, or 19, 20 or 21 that could be better for him to be playing some of the biggest clubs.
‘The future for this kid is bright, I don’t know when some news will happen. Right now this kid plays so well, I can’t control this situation.
‘We believe he’s going to be an important player in this country and in the future for the English national team.’
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