Manchester United soon plan to look for a potential striker solution ahead of the summer transfer window. It is reported that coach Erik ten Hag is keeping an eye on the phenomenon of Red Bull Salzburg, Benjamin Sesko.
According to Football Insider, the Red Devils are currently monitoring the 19-year-old striker and are ready to plan a move in the coming months, despite the player having previously agreed to join RB Leipzig for £21 million.
The goal of the Old Trafford owner club
However, as ESPN reports, the German team can take action to part with the Slovenian striker immediately if they receive an attractive enough offer this summer. Thus opening up the opportunity for Man United to recruit.
Last year there were reports that the Old Trafford team wanted to reach an agreement with Sesko. The Athletic also previously rҽvҽalҽd that the Premier League representative missed the opportunity to sign this player for only £ 2.5 million in 2019.
The signing of an exciting young striker from Salzburg will certainly make Man Utd fans not want to repeat the old story. Indeed, the Red Devils failed to buy Erling Haaland from the Austrian club not long ago.
Despite the jewel’s close links with former Molde manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Haaland ultimately opted to join Borussia Dortmund in early 2020, before signing a £51m transfer deal with Manchester City last season. last summer.
Since then, Man Utd has seen the 22-year-old score 27 goals in the Premier League alone this season. Notably, 3 of them came from Man Utd’s 3-6 loss to Man City in the derby at Etihad.
Man Utd need to act on Sesko soon
Man Utd’s goal now is to correct that mistake by signing Sesko before next season. Recent signs suggest that Sesko is capable of competing with the current Man City star, having contributed up to 29 goals in just 67 games for Salzburg.
This player also has a time to score up to 22 goals in just 44 games when he is on loan at the lower division FC Liefering. The Austrian press did not hesitate to call Sesko a scoring machine.
Sesko himself admitted: “My teammates at the club said that me and Haaland were very similar, especially in terms of speed. Most of them even told me that I was better than him.”
With Ten Hag eager to bring in a No. 9, with Anthony Martial often sidelined with injury, the pursuit of Sesko could clearly solve the problem in attack.
Having let Haaland out of hand, Old Trafford’s leadership could not make the same mistake again. Sesko is a talented player and Man Utd must quickly plan to recruit.
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The new manager at Old Trafford, Erik ten Hag, will focus on the summer transfer market to improve the team.
Italian news sources say that Milinkovic-Savi has decided not to sign a new deal with the capital club. His current deal is set to end in the summer of 2024. He wants to leave Lazio because he wants to play for a better team. Milinkovic and Savi have a contract that will end in the summer of 2024.
In October, the Sun said that Juventus, Manchester United, and Liverpool were all thinking about signing 27-year deals. Claudio Lotito, the president of the club and a member of Serie A, thinks the midfielder could be worth up to £105 million. He told Il Messaggero that he had no deal with his agent, Mateja Kezman, to sell him to Juventus or anyone else in the winter. But now he is worth €120 million (£105 million), up from €100 million (£88 million). There are price increases every month.”
Dean Jones, a transfer expert, told GiveMeSport in December that Arsenal could have free reign over the player during the January transfer window because of how poorly the Serbian national team did at the World Cup. The Gunners chose to sign Chelsea midfielder Jorginho instead of the Serbian international.
But Galetti says that United might be able to pursue Milinkovic-Savi in the coming weeks if they want to.
In an interview with GiveMeSport, Galetti said that Manchester United “may decide to make a few moves over the next few weeks.” But Milinkovi-Savi is still in the same shape as I said earlier today.”
Ciro Immobile, who plays with Savi, has said that Milinkovic-Savi is “magic.” He would probably be a good addition to ten Hag’s midfield as he tries to improve the current Red Devils team. Immobile said that Milinkovic-Savi was “amazing.”
This season, the player has played in 19 Serie A games for Lazio. He has been on the Serbian national team 39 times. He has scored four goals and given out eight assists, which shows that he can help score goals from the middle of the field.
According to FBref, the 6’4″ player is in the top 4% of midfielders for non-penalty goals per 90 minutes (0.26), and in the top 2% of midfielders for assists (0.32), in Europe’s top five leagues, which include the Champions League and Europa League. So, the player who is 6 feet 4 inches tall has some advantages over other players in his position in a number of ways.
So, Milinkovic-Savi would probably make United’s midfield better than what ten Hag has now, but the Red Devils want his price to go down before they talk about a possible deal for the Serbian.