Man Utd ready to pay £50m asking price for versatile English defender

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Manchester United are reportedly planning to pay £50m to secure services of highly-rated Fulham defender Ryan Sessegnon, according to a report.

The 18-year-old versatile defender has played a massive part in Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League last campaign and has played 23 games in the top-tier this season.

Man Utd direct PL rivals Tottenham Hotspur were considered the frontrunners to get the deal done for the England Under-21s international wing-back last summer, however, the Cottagers were reluctant to sell their key player.

With Claudio Ranier’s side heading for an instant return to the Championship, The Express claimed that the Red Devils could be about to test their resolve and make an approach for the defender when the transfer window will be re-opened in the summer.

Man Utd are believed to be monitoring 18-year-old ongoing contract talks with the Cottagers, with less than 18 months has been left on his current deal.

The Red Devils are keen to bolster their defensive options ahead of the next season especially the flanks and Sessegnon has been on top of their wishlist, even though he has gone under the radar in his maiden Premier League season.

Fulham Wideman can play left-back, left midfield and on the left of a three-man attack and his versatility gives a huge boost to any team.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are also eyeing move for another English defender Ben Godfrey who currently players for Norwich City.