Manchester United linked with second chance move for Benjamin Sesko next summer
Manchester United missed out on striker Benjamin Sesko in the summer when RB Leipzig agreed to sign him from sister club Red Bull Salzburg.
The deal is set to go through in 2023. But if you thought that was the end for United’s chances, perhaps not.
90Min report Leipzig are considering ‘flipping’ Sesko for three times the price they agreed to pay.
Leipzig would be open to selling Sesko for 60m Euros (£52 million), making a substantial profit on the 24m Euros (£20.8m) they will pay.
Second chance move for Sesko
Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich are all said to be considering moves for Sesko next summer to tempt Leipzig into a sale.
Leipzig will have to choose between cashing in straight away, or keep him for a season or two.
The fee is around the same number United were being asked to pay for Sesko in the summer, The Mail reported.
Last week Sesko scored a sensational volley for Slovenia against Sweden which was comparable to Marco van Basten’s famous goal for the Netherlands.
This season he has scored five goals for Salzburg and continues to look like a bright prospect for the future.
The 19-year-old has been compared to Erling Haaland, a player Manchester United are still sick over missing out on.
Sesko told Goal: “My team-mates at the club tell me that Haaland and I are very similar, especially in terms of speed. Most of them even tell me that I’m better than him!”
United are expected to be looking for a new striker next summer, and The Telegraph report Cristiano Ronaldo could be allowed to leave as soon as January.
Sesko ticks the boxes of being a young, technically gifted striker with high potential, and while it may appear like a ‘long shot’ to land him in 2023, this opening is better than the zero per cent chance there previously seemed to be of a deal next summer.