According to The Daily Mail, Red Bull Salzburg youngster Benjamin Sesko could now be tempted to join Newcastle United this summer.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that the Magpies and Manchester United are monitoring the situation of the talented Slovenian centre-forward, who is viewed as one of the most exciting young players in world football.
Newcastle are on the hunt for a new striker this summer, as are the Red Devils, who seem very likely to lose Cristiano Ronaldo in the coming weeks.
Over the years, if Newcastle and Manchester United are in the race for a player, the Old Trafford club would usually come out on top. However, things are different now.
Benjamin Sesko could now be tempted to join Newcastle United
Sesko first became a household name in Austria in the 2020/21 campaign. He was sent out on loan to FC Liefering and the teenager scored 21 goals and provided six assists in 29 league appearances.
Last season, he was given an opportunity at Salzburg and he was fantastic. Sesko scored 11 goals and provided seven assists in just 14 starts, which is a truly phenomenal return for a teenager.
It is no surprise that a number of clubs are interested in signing Sesko this summer, and he is destined to join a top club in the coming years.
The report claims that although Newcastle are a long way off from being a Champions League team, Sesko could be tempted to join a budding project like the one PIF are heading at St James’ Park.
It has also been claimed that the Saudi owners are keen to ‘build a new dynasty around a future star,’ and Sesko fits the bill perfectly.
Teammates think he’s better than Erling Haaland
RB Salzburg have helped develop some of the finest talents in Europe over the last few years. The likes of Sadio Mane, Dayot Upamecano and Naby Keita rose to fame there, but their most recent superstar has to be Erling Haaland.
The Norwegian is arguably the best striker of his age in the world at the moment, and almost everybody is convinced that he’s going to reach incredible heights in the coming years.
Sesko is in the position that Haaland was at Salzburg a few years ago. He revealed in an interview with Goal that his teammates actually think he’s better than the Manchester City new boy.
He said: “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!”
If that’s not enough for Newcastle to go all out for him, we don’t know what is.
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