According to Fabrizio Romano, highly-rated Slovenian striker Benjamin Sesko has decided his next move. In another blow to Manchester United fans, RB Leipzig appear to have won the battle for his signature.
Benjamin Sesko Close to RB Leipzig Switch
Excl: RB Leipzig are closing on deal to sign Benjamin Šeško for summer 2023! RB Salzburg have rejected the proposal for this summer, Šeško is happy to stay for one more year. 🚨⚪️🔴 #transfers
Leipzig are now closing on deal for Šeško to join in 2023, could be done this week. pic.twitter.com/SVMPezPVV8
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 8, 2022
Striker to Seal Transfer for Next Summer
According to Romano, the deal could be completed this week with Sesko remaining at RB Salzburg before completing a switch to the Bundesliga.
The deal suits all parties as this will allow for another year of development with their affiliated club. The Austrian outfit did not want to sell this summer, and Leipzig are in the process of completing a return for their previous goal machine Timo Werner.
Slovenian Hot Property
His name has been linked with many clubs this summer, primarily Manchester United. Likened to Erling Haaland, Sesko possesses impressive physical attributes. He is beginning to back this up with the development of his technical abilities.
Although his goal record does not put him with the elite strikers, there are clear signs of great potential. He also has Champions League experience, in addition to two Austrian League titles and one Austrian Cup winners medal.
Where This Leaves Manchester United
This appears to be another setback for Erik ten Hag and his team. While the Frenkie de Jong saga rumbles on, another rejection adds further humiliation.
Their attention has turned to former Stoke City and West Ham United forward Marko Arnautovic. This has not been greeted with enthusiasm by fans, and would not be the marquee signing many are expecting.
Following an opening day home defeat, Ten Hag will be desperate to make a statement signing to change the narrative of the new season before it is too late. Reports suggest Adrian Rabiot is being lined up for a move, but there is surely more work to be done in the market.