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I love Man united but I will join them on one condition – Man United United set to move in for long term target in £55m RB Leipzig striker after strong transfer admission



I love Man united but I will join them on one condition – Man United United set to move in for long term target in £55m RB Leipzig striker after strong transfer admission

Manchester United could make a move for long-term target Benjamin Sesko after his stance over a switch to Old Trafford has come to light

Manchester United long-term target Benjamin sesko will “turn a few heads around Old Trafford” if he becomes available in January.

Transfer analyst Dean Jones has speculated as to whether the RB Leipzig star may make a mid-season switch.

The Red Devils invested a significant amount of money on Rasmus Hojlund during the summer, spending £72 million to persuade Atalanta to approve the transfer.

However, manager Erik ten Hag will have another chance to expand his offensive options come January 1.

Having entered a new era, thanks to Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s £1.3billion deal to acquire a 25 per cent stake in the club being confirmed over the festive period, Manchester United will be seeking an upturn in fortunes during the second half of the campaign.

Sesko interested in January switch
Manchester United have been informed that Sesko is open to heading to the Premier League during the winter transfer window, according to 90min, but they are facing competition from domestic rivals after they have been put on red alert thanks to his stance.

The report suggests a loan with an obligation to buy has been mooted for the Slovenia international, who is seeking more regular game time after being limited to 698 minutes of action this season as he prepares for Euro 2024, but a lucrative offer would also be entertained by Leipzig amid additional interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle United.

But there are fears that Manchester United and Sesko’s other admirers may be forced to be patient and wait until the summer before pouncing as doubts have emerged over whether it will be possible to reach an agreement with his current employers in such a short space of time.

The striker only linked up with Leipzig during the summer, having remained with Red Bull Salzburg on loan for the 2022/23 campaign after a £55million deal had been struck, and they are in a strong negotiating position ahead of suitors potentially heading to the negotiating table.

That is because Sesko’s contract – which allows him to pocket just shy of £58,000-per-week – still has more than four-and-a-half years to run, meaning Manchester United will have to meet the Bundesliga side’s demands if they want to get their man.

The Red Devils are long-term admirers of the ex-FC Liefering marksman and attempted to hijack his move to Leipzig last year, with football director John Murtough meeting his representatives to discuss a potential switch to Old Trafford, but his efforts were in vain.

Manchester United also monitored Sesko while he was on Slovenian outfit Domzale’s books in 2019, but they turned their attentions towards alternative options after deciding his £2.5million price tag was excessive.

In a potential boost for ten Hag, respected reporter Paul Brown recently said that the frontman is unlikely to rubber-stamp a January switch to the Red Devils’ Premier League rivals Arsenal as they have not made a concrete move for his signature

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