20-year-old West Brom target ignoring transfer speculation

Crawley Town defender David Sesay, a target for Championship side West Brom, has told the Crawley Observer he’s ignoring the speculation over his future.

He’s been linked with a £350,000 move to the Hawthorns, with a host of other clubs also thought to be interested, but he’s revealed he’s able to put that to one side as he focuses on a new season with the Red Devils.

Sesay, who turned down an international call-up by Kenya earlier this year, is committed to life at the Broadfield Stadium and revealed he doesn’t listen to any of the speculation surrounding his future.

“I don’t listen to any of those (links). I just play my football. I just turn up to football every morning and go home at the end of the session,” said the former Watford youth player. “I just enjoy it and take every day as it comes. I’m a Crawley Town player and that is all I’m focusing on at the moment.”

He’s also optimistic that Crawley, who fell down the table after a positive start, could shock a few observers in League Two who don’t have them down as top seven material.

“I’m very optimistic. Obviously, we’ve brought in a few players and we’re all looking really good. We are looking sharp in training and I think we are going to shock a lot of people this season.”

They kick off their season with a trip to Brunton Park to face Carlisle before Salford City are their first visitors of the campaign a week later.

Our View

Crawley as possible promotion candidates? No chance.

Sure, they’ve not recruited badly, but they fell away after Hary Kewell left and I’m not convinced Gabriele Cioffi is the right man to take them forward.

They looked really poor towards the end of the season and unless Cioffi has something tactical up his sleeve, I think they’re going to struggle. That’s a tough pair of opening fixtures and if they lose both, the pressure will be on early.

As for Sesay – if a Championship club really wants him then what would be a modest bid for them could be season-changing for Crawley.


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