Who is Manchester United’s new target Benjamin Sesko?


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The teenager, who made his first-team debut for Salzburg in January 2021, is said to have admirers at Newcastle United, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and of course Manchester United.

Benjamin Sesko is apparently being watched by Manchester United, who are exploring the possibility of bringing the young striker to Old Trafford. The Red Devils are ‘well informed’ about the 19-year-old, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

During his youth, Sesko played for Radece, Rudar Trbovlje and Krsko. For the latter, at under-15 level, he would have scored 59 goals in 23 games before moving on to double Slovenian champions Domzale.

The teenage player then joined Salzburg in June 2019 and signed a three-year contract with the Austrian powers, although from 2019 to 2021 he played for Salzburg feeder club FC Liefering.

Sesko has scored 22 goals in 44 appearances during his productive spell at Liefering, including 21 goals in 29 games in the Austrian second league in 2020-21. The striker eventually made his Salzburg debut in January 2021 but his breakthrough in the 2021-22 season saw him score 11 goals and register seven assists in 37 games.

Sesko has already started the new season well, registering two goals and one assist in just two outings. That included a goal and an assist in Austria Salzburg’s Bundesliga season opener against Austria Vienna on Friday.

He scored 13 goals in total in 40 games for Salzburg, and he scored twice in 13 appearances for Slovakia. His last goal came in the UEFA Nations League against Serbia in June this year.

Two-time Austrian Bundesliga champion Sesko made history by scoring Slovakia’s youngest ever goal against Malta in October last year. He had already made history by making the country’s youngest debut against North Macedonia in June 2021, a day after turning 18.

“Such comparisons motivate me and give me energy”,

Sesko told reporters

“They don’t represent pressure. I will listen and learn to be even better than him. My teammates at the club tell me that Haaland and I are very similar, especially in terms of speed. Most of them even tell me that I’m better than him!”

Sesko’s agent Elvis Basanovic says Salzburg ultimately prevailed in the competition, paying a £2.2million fee, despite competition from a number of “very big clubs” in 2019.

Ajax’s Antony is rumored to be the main target for new head coach Erik ten Hag, and Man United are expected to sign at least one striker before the end of the transfer season.

The Brazil international, however, won’t leave this summer, according to the Dutch champions, which could lead the team to focus on Sesko.

Although Salzburg are in a strong position to secure the teenager’s future due to a contract that runs until June 2026, the Austrian powers will eventually lose him.

Although Romano says nothing is ‘imminent or advanced’ at the moment, Man United are likely to move on if they feel they are losing the Slovenian striker, who has the potential to become one of football’s best European in the years to come. come.

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