Benjamin Šeško, a Manchester United target, is reportedly close to joining RB Leipzig. The Bundesliga club is close to reaching an agreement with RB Salzburg for a move to happen next summer.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Šeško will remain at Salzburg this season as the Austrian club plans to reject all offers.
According to the Italian journalist, the deal could be completed this week. He added that this would be the Bundesliga club’s latest signing, following the completion of Timo Werner’s move from Chelsea.
Manchester United have been linked with the forward as they continue to look for a striker with Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the club uncertain.
The forward was keen on leaving Old Trafford but could not find a club that was ready to sign him this summer.
This summer, Chelsea was also linked with a move for Šeško. After loaning out Romalu Lukaku to Inter Milan, Thomas Tuchel has been looking to add a striker to his squad.
If the deal goes through, Šeško will be the latest player to join Leipzig from Salzburg but it will happen next summer!
Some of the important signings made by the Bundesliga side from the Austrian club in recent history include Dominik Szoboszlai, Naby Keita, Dayot Upamecano, Amadou Haidara, Konrad Laimer, and Peter Gulacsi.
Sporting director Christoph Freund of RB Salzburg recently spoke to the media amid reports of increased interest in the 19-year-old. The Austrian club was adamant about not selling the forward and was prepared to reject any and all offers.
The Express quoted Freund as saying:
“He’ll stay with us for sure. We’re the perfect club for him at the moment.”
Last season, Šeško appeared in 24 Austrian Bundesliga games, scoring five goals and assisting on three others. In the OFB Cup, he also scored four times in four games.
The youngster impressed in a pre-season game against Liverpool earlier this summer, and his stock skyrocketed.
Timo Werner to rejoin RB Leipzig
According to sources, Timo Werner is on the verge of leaving Chelsea to rejoin RB Leipzig.
The 26-year-old is expected to arrive in Germany for a medical ahead of a permanent move worth around €30 million, though various performance-related add-ons are still being worked out.
Werner is eager to get his career back on track ahead of the World Cup in Qatar after a disappointing two-year stint at Stamford Bridge.
Last summer, Chelsea signed Romelu Lukaku for a club-record €115 million to challenge Werner, but head coach Thomas Tuchel began to prefer Kai Havertz as his central striker.