Transfer from Sesko to Man Utd; price tag, ‘Haaland comparisons’
Manchester United are linked with a move for Benjamin Sesko this summer, and we’re summarizing the latest here.
United could need even more than they thought should Ronaldo leave, and they may not have made the progress they would have liked in the window so far.
But there’s plenty of time left in the summer window, and here we take a look at the latest information regarding Sesko’s potential signing.
Who is Seko?
Sesko is a 19-year-old Slovenian striker who currently plays for RB Salzburg.
He graduated from the Austrian club’s senior team in 2019 and has since scored six goals in 26 league appearances.
During this time, he was also on loan at FC Liefering, scoring 22 goals in 44 league appearances.
Sesko is already a senior Slovenia international, scoring twice in 13 international appearances.
He stands at 6ft 4in, but is a lightweight figure, very adept with his feet.
United have been linked with a move for RB Salzburg striker Sesko this summer, but whether they move for him could depend on Ronaldo’s situation.
“It’s not an advanced deal because of Cristiano – so they need to clarify this Cristiano issue as soon as possible and then decide on the striker.
“But Sesko is one of the appreciated players and could be an option.
“There is one point – it’s about Red Bull Salzburg, because from what I’ve been told they have no intention of selling Sesko this summer.
“Their original plan was to sell the player in the summer of 2023 at a different price because this summer I think it will be difficult to sign him for less than £55-60m – that could be the price, so not easy. .
“Then when Man United get into the race maybe the club can change positions or the player too because we know Man United, of course you are attractive to a player like Sesko, and so I think It’s a matter of days to figure out if Man United will decide whether to go for it or not.
“They see Sesko as a top talent; a player who could be at Man United level in a few months or maybe years.
“But we have to wait for Cristiano to understand if Man United will decide to go or not.”
What Sesko said
Sesko didn’t talk about a transfer, but he did say how well-rated he was.
He said: “Such comparisons (with Erling Haaland) motivate me and give me energy.
“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!