Pep Guardiola plots £8m move to solve Man City headache with 16-year-old starlet

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is reportedly keen on signing Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon, but it will cost the club £8m to snap him up.

The left-back has been a regular for Fulham this season despite his young age, making 17 appearances in all competitions, scoring four goals and providing three assists.

While he is of course way off the finished article at this stage of his career, it appears as though his early promise has already caught the attention of Guardiola.

According to The Sun, City are convinced that he can make the step up to the Premier League and in turn they will join Tottenham in the race to sign him as it’s claimed that it will take a bid of £8m to prise him away from Craven Cottage.

Given his age and lack of experience, it is still a massive gamble. Nevertheless, Guardiola has prided himself on spotting talented young players and helping them develop their game to become top stars.

Whether or not he can do a similar job with Sessegnon remains to be seen, but what his arrival will do is potentially fix a real problem at City in their full-back positions.

With Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov not getting any younger and coming to the end of their respective contracts, Guardiola needs a long-term solution at left-back in his City line-up.

There is a similar situation on the right with Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna, and while that may well also be dealt with this summer, it looks as though Sessegnon could be the one to fix the issue on the left flank moving forward.

Whether he would be an immediate starter is questionable though, but it all points towards a busy summer in the transfer market for Guardiola.

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