According to a report by Spanish outlet Defensa Central, Benjamin Sesko is likelier to join Manchester United in the summer transfer window. The Slovenian striker, valued at €50 million by Red Bull Salzburg, is also a target for Real Madrid and Chelsea. Benjamin Sesko has become one of the hottest properties in the market following his breakthrough season with Red Bull Salzburg in 2021/22. The 19-year-old has gradually grown in stature at the Austrian club and will likely be their first-choice striker through the 2022/23 campaign.
The interest from Real Madrid stems from the advancing years of Karim Benzema. While the French international continues to go from strength to strength, he is well into his thirties, thus compelling Real Madrid to lay down a succession plan for him. Sesko has thus emerged as a viable target for Los Blancos, with the Santiago Bernabeu his preferred destination.
As for Manchester United, the Red Devils are sweating over Cristiano Ronaldo’s long-term future, with the Portuguese international eager to join a club playing in the UEFA Champions League. The Premier League heavyweights have already held talks with Red Bull Salzburg for Sesko, with the Austrian club demanding €50 million for him.
Meanwhile, Chelsea recently entered the race to sign Sesko, with owner Todd Boehly personally opening talks with the player’s representatives this week. The Blues are yet to bring in a replacement for Romelu Lukaku. And with Timo Werner facing an uncertain future at Chelsea, the west London club will need to sign a striker, with Sesko an option worth considering. Hargreaves has asked United to complete the transfer quickly.