A new report from James Ducker of the Telegraph has mentioned that Manchester United are aiming to strengthen their attack by picking up Benjamin Sesko. However, the Red Devils’ target has received a massive price tag of £55 million.
Ducker’s report focuses on the current status of Cristiano Ronaldo and mentions that the club are focusing on Sesko to strengthen their attack with the Portuguese legend angling for a move away from Old Trafford.
Ronaldo not expected to be part of #MUFC squad that flies to Oslo later this afternoon for Atletico Madrid game tomorrow lunchtime/cryptic Instagram post/RB Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko of interest but not at £55m/Ten Hag switches OT dug out positions https://t.co/OjH3W1MWQC
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) July 29, 2022
Manchester United Target Benjamin Sesko Receives £55 Million Price Tag
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The RB Leipzig striker impressed last season and garnered the attention of major clubs. At just 19 years old, the Slovenian international scored 11 goals in 37 appearances for his club. In addition to youth and a goalscoring ability, the forward is well over six-foot, which should make him a handful for defences in the Premier League.
With Erik ten Hag’s side lacking options up front, especially in the case of a Ronaldo departure, the youngster could be given every chance to succeed in the coming years.
🚨 Manchester United have held talks over highly-rated teenager Benjamin Sesko, but a deal is complicated because RB Salzburg are reluctant to sell.
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) July 28, 2022
Going into pre-season, it was clear to most that the 13-time Premier League winners would need to improve a lot to compete with the top clubs in England. So far that hasn’t happened as the Frenkie de Jong transfer saga has dragged on, leading to just three major signings being made in Christian Erikson, Tyrell Malacia, and Lisandro Martinez.
Completing the signing of De Jong and Sesko would go a long way to easing fan’s fears and giving Ten Hag a fighting chance of competing for Champions League football in his first term in Manchester. Whether those in charge of transfers choose to meet the price tags or not remains to be seen.