Manchester United have held “initial talks” with Red Bull Salzburg about signing Benjamin Sesko, according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth.
The journalist claims there is a gap in the two teams’ valuation of the striker and Salzburg are not desperate to offload him:
Manchester United have held initial talks with RB Salzburg over striker Benjamin Sesko. Discussions highlighted a gap in valuation. United deciding whether to pursue a deal. Salzburg under no pressure to sell -Sesko has 4 years left on his contract. #Sesko #MUFC
— Dharmesh Sheth (@skysports_sheth) August 3, 2022
With the likes of Chelsea and other teams also said to be keen on Sesko, supporters on Twitter are looking for United to get a deal completed as soon as possible to avoid the risk of the transfer being hijacked:
Get it done
— Daniel Ball (@DanJBall89) August 3, 2022
Pay da ting
— Canadian UTD (@CanadianUtd) August 3, 2022
this is going to be like the way we missed out on haaland smh
— 𝙆ᴀᴇɴ ✱ (@Mandrakelly) August 3, 2022
When is there ever not a gap in valuation
— Longking (@altseasonbabyy) August 3, 2022
Julian Alvarez part 2
— Elite (@EliteTier1) August 3, 2022
Chelsea have UCL and no real number 9. I think he’ll pick them over us but hopefully not.
— MUFC4LIFE (@mightyredzz) August 3, 2022
United need to learn quickly we are no long able to compete with the big teams in the market so if they want the top players or potentially next top players they need to act quickly
— dan #glazersout (@danmufc11) August 3, 2022
Just get him @ManUtd or regret like Haaland, Lewy, and other strikers you missed on
— Analisa 🇫🇷 (@AnalisaUTD) August 3, 2022
Another talent to be ignored by United b/c of money issues I expect
— Jerry Borrelia (@JerryBorrelia) August 3, 2022
Sesko’s asking price is thought to be in the region of £55m, which is a hefty sum for a 19-year-old who has a limited amount of first-team experience.
However, the Slovenian international is a very talented player, and the Red Devils may regret losing out on him if they don’t meet Salzburg’s demands. It is believed that developments on this story could happen quickly over the coming days.