One name that is near the top of Manchester United’s list of potential striker picks for the summer transfer window is Benjamin Sesko. Ahead of the summer transfer window, the Manchester United front office is apparently actively researching a variety of striker alternatives.
The unexpected departure of Cristiano Ronaldo from the club in the latter stages of 2022 has left the Red Devils shorthanded at the top forward position during the winter. Wintertime was the time of this occurrence.
As a result, Manchester United has decided to make a deal during the January transfer window, which is open for business. Burnley striker Wout Weghorst is expected to sign a loan deal with the team that will keep him there through the conclusion of the current season.
Despite this, it is clear that the Dutchman is not United’s top choice to succeed Ronaldo in the long run as the team has already started to prepare for the upcoming summer transfer window. Despite this, it is obvious that the Dutchman will not be Ronaldo’s long-term successor at United.
In addition, sportswriter Graeme Bailey mentioned the club’s consideration of making an offer for RB Salzburg striker Sesko during the most recent episode of the Talking Transfers podcast. Sesko is a player the organization is interested in signing, according to Bailey.
Bailey, on the other hand, believes that the German team may be able to immediately profit from the player. This is because the player has a contract to join RB Leipzig and is anticipated to climb up the RB hierarchy this summer.
(47:00) Scott Saunders was specifically mentioned by Bailey when he was cited as saying, “United simply adores this player.”
Mourinho stated, “I believe Sesko is a player that not just United, but many teams admire and they are considering paying Leipzig, almost to double their money without him ever playing for them. Sesko is a player who many teams like, not just United, in my opinion. Sesko is a player that many teams, including United, are reportedly interested in, according to me.
The speaker went on to remark, “In light of how young he is, that is a reasonable decision.
And it’s a practical alternative, “If you’re looking for someone to keep an eye on, Scott, I believe that Sesko should be the one to watch out of all the guys you named, such as Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen.
It appears as though United’s reported intention to sign Weghorst would be a clever move, at the very least, given the club’s aim to compete for a spot in the Champions League this season.
Due to his difficulties in the Premier League while playing for Burnley last season, which led to his return of only two goals from a total of 20 games, the Dutchman does not have a great reputation in England. Due to these challenges, the Dutchman has only scored two goals in total during his time playing in England. His performance in England wasn’t all that impressive (via Transfermarkt).
It is clear why the Glazer family chose this particular time to sell the club. Because of this choice, the team has decided against making any significant changes this month and instead seems to be looking for players who can step in for a while.
Sesko has been referred to as “the next Erling Haaland” by the journalist Ryan Taylor, and it has been suggested that Manchester United will be interested in signing him this summer. Sesko would give United a player who has an excellent possibility of going on to have a very successful career.
Despite this, it is clear that other teams are also interested in the player, in addition to Manchester United. There have been speculations in the past about the striker being sought after by both Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Nevertheless, even though it is obvious that the 19-year-old teenager has a lot of potential, it is also obvious that he is probably not quite ready to go up to the Premier League this month.
Sesko, a striker, only managed to score five league goals the previous season, but so far this year, he has already surpassed that total despite appearing in eight fewer games than he did then. Sesko participated in a total of 24 league games last year.
As a result, it seems as though the Slovenian will have a successful long-term career at Old Trafford. Despite this, it’s likely that Sesko will have to wait until the summer to move to Manchester.