Man Utd ‘REJECTED £3m Benjamin Sesko transfer in 2019’ as Erik ten Hag desperately chases £55m deal this summer

MANCHESTER UNITED could have signed transfer target Benjamin Sesko for just £3MILLION back in 2019 but felt the price was too high, according to reports.

The Red Devils are one of a number of Premier League clubs currently being linked with the RB Salzburg striker – whose price tag is rumoured to be in the region of £55m.

Sesko is being chased by a host of Premier League clubs this summer

Ten Hag is trying to bring in Sesko before the transfer window closes

But Man Utd could have saved themselves a whole heap of cash had they chosen to sign him three years ago.

The Slovenian forward, 19, left his home country to join Salzburg in 2019 and has gone on to net 13 times in 41 games for the Austrian outfit.

According to The Athletic, United had the opportunity to sign him back then when he was just 16, but felt the £3m fee was “excessive”.

Now they are chasing his signature despite the price being more than £50m higher – with Sesko still under contract for another four years.



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United are keen to compensate for the possibility of Ronaldo leaving this summer.

The Portuguese superstar has made it clear his desire to carry on playing Champions League football – something he will not be getting at Old Trafford this season.

A loan move to Sporting Lisbon is one of the only options on the table as he tries to find a suitable exit.

But Erik ten Hag will want to act swiftly if Ronaldo does depart as he has already been hit with a selection issue.


Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial are not expected to feature against Brighton in their season opener on Sunday due to illness and injury.

Marcus Rashford could lead the line, but the more likely move is to bring an unhappy Ronaldo back in from the cold.

United may feel the signing of Sesko can help alleviate some of those concerns in the final third.

However, he has also been linked with a move to Newcastle or Chelsea, so Ten Hag could yet miss out on him if a bidding war gets underway.


By: Dylan Terry
Title: Man Utd ‘REJECTED £3m Benjamin Sesko transfer in 2019’ as Erik ten Hag desperately chases £55m deal this summer
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Published Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 09:25:54 +0000

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