Real Madrid monitoring Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon

European and Spanish champions Real Madrid are keeping tabs on Fulham and England Under-19 left-back Ryan Sessegnon.

Ryan Sessegnon
England Under-19 left-back Ryan Sessegnon is one of the most sought after teenagers in world football

Reports from Spanish publication AS, who are closely linked to Real Madrid, state the club have been monitoring the promising left-back recently by sending scouts to watch him in action for Fulham.

The European champions, who’s current left-back Marcelo who turns 30 soon are looking for a long-term replacement and understudy for the Brazilian international.

Sessegnon, has become one of the most sought after teenagers in world football after impressing for the England Under-19’s and Fulham first team.

Real will face competition from a host of Englands top clubs including Man Utd, Tottenham and Liverpool for the youngsters signature.

The 17-year-old only recently signed his first professional contract with Fulham, after deciding to stay on longer with the Championship club in order to gain more first team experience.

However, his current manager at Fulham, Slavisa Jokanovic, claims the player understands the value of staying on longer with Fulham in order to complete his football education.

The Serbian manager told a press conference earlier this week: “It’s nice for him and for the club too.

“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 summer there’s been interest around but he took the decision to stay with us, a fantastic decision in my opinion.”

It seems Real are looking for a left-back with attacking ability to fill the boots of Marcelo, with Sessegnon seen as the ideal long-term replacement.