Man United are reportedly interested in signing wonderkid striker Benjamin Sesko from Red Bull Salzburg – but the Austrian side’s media team are having none of it.
The 19-year-old has attracted the interest of some of Europe’s top clubs due to his performances.
Sesko made 24 appearances for the senior team last season, scoring on five occasions. He has also broken into the Slovenia national team setup. His first goal saw him become the country’s youngest goalscorer at 18 years, four months and eight days.
He told reports in Slovenia (quotes via Daily Mail): “My team-mates 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!”
Man United reportedly interested in Benjamin Sesko
According to Fabrizio Romano, several top European sides are interested in signing Benjamin Sesko. Manchester United are one of them, whilst Newcastle are also keen on securing the player’s signature.
Erik ten Hag and his side could soon require a new striker. Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly has told Man United he wants to leave. In addition, the Daily Mail have today claimed that he wants to terminate the remaining year of his contract.
With United once credited with a strong interest in Haaland under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the potential signing of Sesko certainly makes sense. However, the Old Trafford board might have to push the boat out to get him in.
Red Bull Salzburg respond to Man United over Sesko interest
After hearing of United’s interest in Sesko, Red Bull Salzburg’s English media team had a joke at the expense of Ten Hag’s side.
In addition, they laid out their ‘concrete’ demands for Sesko – which United might want to negotiate further.
In response to Romano’s tweet, Salzburg stated they wanted £300 million and Bruno Fernandes in exchange for their prized asset.
However, the media team soon changed its mind – and upped the counter offer.
They tweeted: “Update: We now want 1 billion, Bruno and Fred the Red for Sesko.”
Whilst United could perhaps give Salzburg £1 billion in theory, and whilst it would be a wrench for club supporters, Fernandes could move on, losing Fred the Red would be the hardest decision of the lot.
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