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John Murtough meets with Benjamin Sesko agent as United ponder transfer

Manchester United football director John Murtough met with Benjamin Sesko’s agent last week, according to reports.

The RB Salzburg striker has emerged as a target with Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano stressing that United have ‘concrete’ interest in the 19-year-old.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Murtough had a meeting with Sesko’s agent, Elvis Basanovic, last weekend to gauge the possibility of a transfer.

Samuel Luckhurst reports: “United are in the market for at least one attacking option, preferably two. United approached the 20-year-old Brian Brobbey, who played under manager Erik ten Hag on loan at Ajax last season, but the Dutchman left RB Leipzig for Ajax permanently earlier this month.”

Sesko has already opened his account in the Austrian Bundesliga this season with one goal in as many games. He then scored the winner in Salzburg’s friendly win over Liverpool to cap off a brilliant 45-minute display.

However, the Slovenian is under contract at Salzburg until 2026. The Austrian outfit want to keep Sesko for another season which will see his market value rise, so maybe it would be a good idea to get a deal done this summer — even if we have to pay slightly more than what we feel is necessary.

We are likely to see Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial start the Premier League season against Brighton next Sunday as the front three. They have all shown good form over the summer and should have more confidence than last season.

Cristiano Ronaldo may be in contention, however, I can’t see him starting the first game of the season after missing the pre-season tour in Thailand and Australia.

The Portuguese star could face Rayo Vallecano on Sunday in the final pre-season tour friendly as Ten Hag takes control of his first game at Old Trafford.

Let us know in the comments section if you think United should move for Sesko before deadline day?

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6 Comments

  1. “Ponder” fits United to a tee.While other clubs specifically City and Liverpool get their business done early United ponder .

  2. Why does Man United always drag it’s feet when it comes to getting the right players like Man City and Liverpool?
    Even West Ham has done better than Man United in the transfer market.
    The Glazers should wake up or sell the club to those who know how to run a football club, period!

  3. What is needed at man utd is not a striker, they needs a defensive midfielder. Too slow in getting deals done.

  4. Just buy Sesko now, get a contract set up, do what ever is needed, his a future star in the making. We will end up waiting like we waited for Jason Sancho.

  5. They need to get rid of that little child called Ronaldo he only cares about himself and sign this young lad who has a bright future in the game then they need to give up on De Jong he obviously doesn’t want to join we are wasting time with idiots and sign a player like Savic from Lazio or even go for Prowse from Southampton

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