Slavisa Jokanovic has hailed the importance of Ryan Sessegnon to his Fulham team and feels he can be a big part of the club’s future.
Sessegnon has been with the Cottagers since the age of eight and made his first-team debut as a 16-year-old in 2016 in an EFL Cup match against Leyton Orient.
The England Under-21 ace has now become a regular fixture in the first XI, making 71 Championship appearances and one in the Premier League after helping the west Londoners gain promotion last season.
The 18-year-old has been linked with a move to many clubs but remains at Craven Cottage and Jokanovic is delighted that he can still call on the talented winger.
“I must be happy (he’s still here). Ryan Sessegnon is one of the most important players from last season,” he said.
“We trust he can help us in this challenge that is immediately ahead of us.”
Having opened with a 2-0 home loss to Crystal Place, Sessegnon and his Fulham team-mates face another London derby and a real test on Saturday as they travel to Wembley to take on Tottenham.
Jokanovic’s men are priced at 10.00 to take all three points while Spurs can be backed at 1.29 and the draw at 5.50.
Sessegnon is sure to be in the starting line-up and the boss believes the youngster brings a positive vibe to the team. “His work is really good,” added the Serbian tactician.
“He always pushes really hard, he wants to improve himself, his team-mates and the team. His sensation is really positive.”