Following promotion last May, Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon was expected to take the Premier League by storm.
The 18-year-old scored 15 goals in 46 Championship appearances and top-flight stardom beckoned.
Things haven’t quite gone according to plan.
The man who gave him a first-team debut, Slavisa Jokanovic, was sacked; whilst the Cottagers are staring relegation square in the face.
Claudio Ranieri has been unable to revive the club’s flailing fortunes, with the Italian incapable of getting the best out of the teenager.
Sessegnon has been played in numerous different positions by Ranieri.
Just two goals have been scored this season and in recent weeks the England u-21 man has been benched.
With a return to the Championship looming, speculation is beginning to gather over his future.
According to the Daily Express, Manchester United want to pay £50 million for Sessegnon with talks over a new deal at Fulham not progressing well.
Moving to one of the biggest clubs in world football looks good on the face of things, although the youngster would be wise to mull over his next move carefully.
He only has to look towards another Premier League winger to see that the grass isn’t always greener at Old Trafford.
In 2013 Wilfried Zaha made the switch from Crystal Palace to United.
A raw 20-year-old, the flying winger was seen as a future star.
Two appearances in two years later and Zaha was back at Selhurst Park.
Of course, there is no guarantee that Sessegnon would go down the very same road as the Palace man.
Likewise, there is no certainty that he will get regular football either.
News of United’s interest will undoubtedly alert other clubs towards a potential desire to leave Craven Cottage.
Given his talent, the man who can play at left-back or on the left-wing, won’t be short of suitors in the summer.
Zaha offers him the perfect glimpse of exactly why he shouldn’t join Manchester United.