Fabrizio Romano: Manchester United Hard at Work on ‘Perfect Striker’ for Erik ten Hag After ‘Direct Contacts’

Benjamin Sesko

Manchester United are now working on a deal for RB Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko, according to Fabrizio Romano. The transfer insider revealed that United have made direct contact with the Austrian club over a potential transfer, but also spoke of the move’s complications.

Manchester United Hard at Work on Benjamin Sesko Transfer According to Fabrizio Romano

What Romano Has Said

The Italian journalist revealed the details of United’s pursuit of Sesko on his YouTube channel.

“The interest of Manchester United in Benjamin Sesko, this talented striker from Red Bull Salzburg, is concrete.” Romano said. “Manchester United had direct contacts with his agents, he’s a player appreciated by United, he’s one of the players they are considering”.

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He went on to speak about why the deal will not be simple: “The problem, on Sesko’s side, is that the answer of RB Salzburg has always been very clear when many clubs approached [them]…’we want to sell Sesko next summer in 2023, not this summer’. So United will need a really important bid if they want to sign Sesko immediately, because the plan of RB Salzburg was to keep the player for one more season, and sell him next summer.

“So, not an easy one, but Sesko is still a player that Manchester United are considering and we have to see where that goes”.

Why Benjamin Sesko Would Be a Great Buy for the Red Devils

Benjamin Sesko would be a fantastic acquisition for United.

Described as “the perfect striker for Ten Hag”, he is an extremely talented youngster who is already one of RB Salzburg’s top-choice strikers. The Slovenian international has played eight times in the Champions League despite having only recently turned 19 years of age.

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With Cristiano Ronaldo looking for a way out and Mason Greenwood no longer in the picture at Old Trafford, the Red Devils need to sign a striker, and while Sesko may not be at a high Premier League level quite yet, he is by no means far away.

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