An update has emerged on Newcastle United and their interest in Benjamin Sesko in the summer transfer window…
According to iNews, the Magpies are one of the clubs eyeing up a deal for the attacker and have held talks with his agent over a potential swoop to sign him.
The report claims that he is attracting interest from a host of clubs in Europe, with Premier League giants Manchester United one of the teams in the running to land him.
It is stated that RB Salzburg are looking for a fee in the region of £45m to part ways with him, although it remains to be seen how much the Toon are willing to pay for him.
By snapping up a deal to sign Sesko this summer, Newcastle could land an exciting duo for the future by pairing him with Bruno Guimaraes.
The 24-year-old Brazilian joined the club in January and made an instant impact on the team with five goals in 11 Premier League starts. He averaged a phenomenal SofaScore rating of 7.25 – a score only Kieran Trippier (7.38) was able to beat within the squad.
Lyon’s former gem has shown that he has the ability to produce superb displays in the top-flight, whilst he also has many seasons left ahead of him to continue progressing.
Sesko, meanwhile, is a few years behind him at the age of 19. The teenager has shown immense potential in his short career so far and is a player the club can bring in to develop over time, much like Guimaraes.
In 99 matches at youth and senior level, the Salzburg man – who GOAL editor Tom Maston once dubbed a “mini Haaland” – has racked up a whopping 45 goals and 15 assists in all competitions. This includes 12 goals in 38 matches for the Austrian giants’ first team, along with 22 goals in 44 games out on loan at FC Liefering.
These statistics suggest that he could be a sublime addition to Newcastle’s squad in the short and long term. He has the quality to provide a goal threat this season, whilst having plenty of years left ahead of him to improve and hone his skills.
Now, imagine Guimaraes and Sesko growing and fulfilling their potential on the pitch for the Magpies whilst playing alongside each other and tearing opposition defences apart with their respective abilities on the ball.
Whilst it would be a gamble to bring the Slovenian international in, as it would be based on him being a prospect and he is unproven in England, there is no reward without risk and his statistics suggest that he has the scope to become an impressive goalscorer.