Sesko transfer to Newcastle: price tag, Haaland claim

Newcastle United have been linked with a move for Benjamin Sesko this summer, and we’ve rounded up all the latest information on the possible transfer here.

The Magpies have been busy enough this summer already, with Eddie Howe putting his own mark on his squad.

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But there are still areas the Magpies will want to improve, and the forwards department is one of those areas.

Who is Benjamin Sesko?

Sesko is a 19-year-old Slovenian striker who currently plays for RB Salzburg.

He joined the Austrian giants in 2019, making 26 league appearances since, scoring six times.

During his time at the club, he also spent time with Liefering on loan, scoring 22 league goals in 44 appearances.

Sesko is 6-foot-4, but he’s pretty lightweight and he’s very skilled with his feet.

Interestingly, Sesko scored on Wednesday night to help Salzburg overcome Liverpool in a pre-season friendly.

Last report

The latest report claims Newcastle could miss Sesko despite the links.

According 90 minutesthe striker could well stay put this summer with RB Salzburg unwilling to lose him after parting ways with several stars this summer.

Of course, that doesn’t mean a deal is impossible, but Salzburg are determined to keep the leader, having ‘no intention’ of selling him before the new season.

If they do, it is reported to be for a fee of around £55-60million.

What Sesko said

He said: “Such comparisons (with Erling Haaland) motivate me and give me energy.

“They don’t represent pressure. I will listen and learn to be even better than him. My teammates 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!

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