Man Utd scouts feel £55m striker ‘perfect’ for Old Trafford

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Manchester United will keep Benjamin Sesko on their radar after the Red Bull Salzburg star has gained ‘a lot of supporters’ among the recruitment staff at Old Trafford, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

Erik ten Hag, who took over as the Red Devils’ boss following the conclusion of last season, will be handed opportunities to freshen up his squad in January and next summer.

Although Sesko is due to join RB Leipzig in a £55million transfer at the end of the campaign after an agreement was reached in August, that has not discouraged Manchester United from monitoring his situation.

According to The Telegraph, the 19-year-old is high on the Red Devils’ list of targets as ten Hag looks to continue his rebuild by welcoming a new striker to Old Trafford.

The report suggests Sesko has been on Manchester United’s radar since breaking into Salzburg’s first team and they could up the ante as they prepare for life without Cristiano Ronaldo, who told the hierarchy he wanted to leave during the summer.

Leipzig beat the Premier League giants to the 15-cap Slovenia international’s signature in August, only for him to remain with Salzburg for the 2022/23 campaign.

It was a heavy blow for Manchester United football director John Murtough, who met Sesko’s agent after a scouting mission but could not strike a deal.

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