Newcastle United are keeping close tabs on Red Bull Salsburg’s promising young striker Benjamin Sesko.

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle United are keeping an eye on Red Bull Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko.

The 19-year-old spent the formative years of his career in his native Slovenia before being handed the opportunity to impress at Salzburg. He has been with the Austrian giants since 2019 and is today a player to watch out for.

Sesko spent two seasons at Liefering and has developed as a player in that time. He returned to Salzburg last summer and went on to score 11 goals and assist seven more in 37 appearances. While the numbers might not appear too prolific, it represents an excellent promise from a player who is still years away from his peak.

Despite their newfound financial might, the Magpies haven’t thrown money at their problems this summer. One of the positions that need reinforcing is upfront where Eddie Howe lacks a reliable goalscorer who can also play a part in the club’s rebuild.

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Callum Wilson can do a job as a striker but has struggled with injuries and is 30 years old. Bringing in a young player with the potential to grow appears to be the plan. The Magpies appeared set to land Monaco starlet Hugo Ekitike only for the deal to fall apart and the youngster to sign for Paris Saint-Germain instead.

Sesko is in a similar boat and could be set to explode onto the big scene. He has been nicknamed the next Erling Haaland and could be the next Salzburg striker to hit it big. While living up to comparisons with Haaland is no mean task, Newcastle could land themselves an upcoming player for a steal before he becomes a household name.

The 19-year-old is someone who is good on the ground and in the air. At 1.94m, he could also function as a target man and lead a frontline with great effect. Sesko has also won 13 caps for the Slovenian national side and is their youngest ever goalscorer.

Newcastle were also keeping tabs on Alexander Isak and Moussa Diaby. However, both players will not come cheap, leading to the Tynesiders ending their interest. A move for Sesko isn’t just financially viable but could also prove to be daylight robbery in a few years.

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