April 18, 2024

Newcastle are poised to shed many key players at the end of the season.
Newcastle are allegedly interested in signing RB Leipzig’s Benjamin Sesko at the end of the season. The attacker is on the radar of multiple elite clubs around Europe, including Manchester United, who are thought to be keeping a close eye on his position.
The Magpies are looking to improve their forward ranks during the summer transfer window, though sales are expected. Eddie Howe’s team has made it clear that they need to sell some stars in order to meet financial regulations and fund incomings.

Sven Botman and Bruno Guimaraes are among those linked with a transfer away from St James’ Park, while Kieran Trippier has previously drawn interest from around Europe. However, Alexander Isak may be the star on whom Newcastle must rely.

The Sweden international has been in excellent form for the Magpies since signing from Real Sociedad in 2022, putting him on the attention of a number of major clubs. Arsenal are apparently particularly interested in Isak, with Mikel Arteta on the lookout for a premium No. 9.

The Gunners’ chances of signing the 24-year-old could rise now that Isak’s future on Tyneside is uncertain, as evidenced by Newcastle’s higher powers apparently preparing a move to replace the versatile forward.

According to HITC, the Magpies are ‘on the trail’ of Leipzig’s Sesko and will check on his availability during the international break when he is representing Slovenia. The 20-year-old has scored seven goals and assisted two in 23 Bundesliga outings this season, establishing himself as one of the most fascinating talents in Europe.

 

Benjamin Sesko in AC Milan's sights

 

The former RB Salzburg player is unlikely to be short on suitors in the summer, with United among his long-time admirers. Sesko previously turned down the opportunity to play for the Red Devils while Ralf Rangnick was in charge at Old Trafford, telling Transfermarkt that he preferred Leipzig’s playstyle.

When asked about the transfer saga, he explained: “The truth is, I wasn’t really involved in these kinds of negotiations, but I believe it was better to come here. It was critical for me to visit a location that plays a similar type of football. I already understood what I needed to do and didn’t have to go through the learning process again.”

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