RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko has expressed a strong interest in a potential move to the Premier League ahead of the January transfer window.
Sesko, closely monitored by several top-tier English clubs including Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United, is reportedly seeking increased playing time and a prominent role on the field.
According to a report from 90min, the towering striker is eager to make a Premier League switch after finding himself playing second fiddle to Lois Openda at RB Leipzig. Since his move from RB Salzburg to Leipzig, Sesko has started merely three out of a possible 16 Bundesliga matches. Most of his appearances for the club have been as a substitute.
Despite RB Leipzig’s participation in six Champions League fixtures this season, Sesko found himself in the starting lineup for only two of these crucial matches. His primary desire revolves around securing more time on the pitch, aligning with his ambition to spearhead his country’s frontline at the upcoming Euro 2024.
The report from 90min suggests that RB Leipzig might entertain the idea of allowing the 20-year-old to leave on loan, with an obligation to buy. Scouts believe that Sesko’s playing style is well-suited for the rigors of the Premier League, sparking interest among several top-flight English clubs.
However, Leipzig’s inclination leans towards retaining Sesko, especially as they aim to challenge for the Bundesliga title alongside Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich. Nevertheless, the possibility of Sesko’s departure has piqued the attention of notable Premier League sides that might soon be in the market for a striker.
Arsenal, despite having Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah as forward options, seek a more consistent attacking threat, while Manchester United are facing goal-scoring woes this season with their expensive summer signing, Rasmus Hojlund, struggling to make an impact and yet to score in the Premier League.
Should a transfer opportunity arise, RB Leipzig stands to potentially double the £20 million they invested in Sesko during last summer’s transfer window.