English top clubs, Manchester United and Chelsea have missed out on signing Benjamin Sesko, with RB Leipzig officially announcing he will join the club next summer.
Sesko has been linked with both Manchester United and Chelsea this summer, according to report both Premier League clubs were interested in the Salzburg striker.
Only to be confirmed officially by Leipzig announcing the signing of Sesko, who will join the club next summer on a five-year deal, as seen on the clubs official handle.
Salzburg and Leipzig are owned by the same company, so it’s no surprise to see deals happen between the two clubs.
Fans have been reacting to the news of Manchester United target Benjamin Sesko joining RB Leipzig with the Red Devils ‘really interested’ in signing the Slovenian this summer, sources revealed that the Premier League club held more than one direct meeting with the 19-year-old’s agent.
United reportedly tabled an offer to the striker, although it has now been confirmed that he will join RB Leipzig from Red Bull Salzburg on a five-year deal from 2023. Sesko will remain with the Austrian club during the current campaign, with United missing out on what appeared to be a key target.
Erik ten Hag’s first competitive game in charge of United ended in defeat on Sunday, and after an abject 2021/22 season, things have gone from bad to worse off the pitch with the official news on Sesko.
They said that it ‘never rains but it pours for Manchester United’ by confirming that the teenager, who the club ‘had their eye on’, has reached an agreement with Leipzig.
Sesko probably isn’t ready for the step up to start every week in the Premier League or even the Bundesliga, so delaying a permanent move away from Salzburg for another year makes sense to aid his development.
#RBLeipzig verpflichtet Sturmjuwel Benjamin Šeško zum 01. Juli 2023 ✍️?
Der slowenische Nationalspieler erhält einen Fünfjahresvertrag bis 2028.
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— RB Leipzig (@RBLeipzig) August 9, 2022
Joining a club like Manchester United and Chelsea come with a lot of pressure, especially playing as the main striker.
This sort of unnecessary expectation isn’t healthy at his age, and the Bundesliga is known for taking on young, talented players and allowing them to flourish.
A new forward is needed at Old Trafford with Cristiano Ronaldo’s future still a hot topic of conversation, so the Slovenian teenager could have been the long-term answer at Old Trafford.
United officials may now look to push through a move for Marko Arnautovic as a result of the confirmed news on Sesko, which could be perceived by many as a panic buy given that the Austrian is 33 years old and has also been the subject of controversy in the past.