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Arsenal wants to sign talented striker who is cheaper than Ivan Toney and Victor Osimhen

According to reliable sources, Arsenal may have decided on a striker whom the club will sign in the summer other than Toney and Osimhen

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Arsenal ‘s quest for a new striker has taken an unexpected turn as they veer away from the heavily rumoured Ivan Toney towards RB Leipzig’s Benjamin Sesko, according to recent reports.

While the Gunners opted to refrain from January spending, anticipation mounts for a significant summer splurge to secure a prominent striker. Speculation has linked Arsenal not only with Toney and Victor Osimhen but also with the potential departure of Eddie Nketiah.

A report from FootballTransfers indicates that Arsenal have elevated Sesko to their top priority for the striking role. It suggested that the 20-year-old Slovenian holds precedence over both Osimhen and Toney in Mikel Arteta’s plans, offering a blend of versatility that appeals to the North London club.

Arsenal’s interest in Sesko isn’t newfound, with Chelsea also reportedly eyeing the promising talent. Previous estimates pegged Sesko’s potential transfer fee around £55 million.

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Arsenal transfer target Benjamin Sesko (Image credit: Getty Images)

Journalist Ben Jacobs revealed that Sesko, alongside Sporting CP’s Viktor Gyokeres, are the two names under scrutiny by Arsenal. 

Jacobs told GIVEMESPORT: “I think it’s true that Arsenal have scouted Gyokeres and Sesko, but scouting is a very formative thing that you do out of due diligence for players you like, players that you’re not going to move for, players that you want to still assess, players that you might move for in many windows time. 

“Scouting doesn’t quite equate to advancing anything. It’s a very normal thing, so we can’t read too much into it. I think that Sesko is an interesting one, potentially for Arsenal but also for Chelsea and PSG, and his release clause at €50m (£43m) is naturally significantly cheaper than Victor Osimhen for example.”

Reports earlier in the season suggested Sesko’s eagerness for a Premier League move after playing second fiddle at RB Leipzig.

With Kai Havertz and Leandro Trossard impressing following Arsenal’s decision to hold off on January signings, there remains a persistent need for a new forward. Sesko, having hit double figures in Germany this season at the age of 20, emerges as a tantalising prospect.

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  1. 34trgwetq

    March 19, 2024 at 1:29 am

    £43 Mil release clause not £55 mil

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