Newcastle and Manchester United look for a striker compared to Haaland –

Newcastle United are reportedly still keeping an eye on Slovenian international striker Benjamin Sesko.

According 90 minutesScouts for the Magpies were in attendance to see the 19-year-old in action last weekend.

Newcastle are reportedly looking for a new striker amid speculation linking Callum Wilson with a summer move.

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The Magpies are also looking to strengthen their ranks ahead of a possible return to European competition.

Sesko is said to be on his radar, even though he has already sealed a season-ending move.

The Slovenian striker will join RB Leipzig from Red Bull Salzburg at a price “below market due to their relationship”.

This hasn’t stopped Newcastle, and Manchester United, from considering a move of their own.

And Leipzig might well be open to talks, as they may profit from Sesko due to the interest shown in him.

In return, whoever signs him could get a player who has become the next Erling Haaland.

‘The goalkeeper rarely has chances’

Exploration website Foot the Ball recently wrote of Sesko: “Like his predecessor at the club, Erling Haaland, (Sesko) loves to use his physical build to overpower defenders on his half or use it to keep away when his team attacks.

“What also works in his favor is that Sesko is very mobile for a player of his height and has often dribbled out of tight spaces.

“In addition, Sesko is also a very clean shooter. Which means that when he’s on target, the goalkeeper rarely gets a chance to stop his shot.

“Sesko also has the pace and intelligence to make those well-timed runs behind the opposition defences.”

Newcastle United linked with Benjamin Sesko
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The 6-foot-5 ace boasts a tally of 14 goals and three assists in 25 Austrian Bundesliga outings this season.

The ‘explosive goal threat’ (exploredftbl) also has six goals in 19 appearances for Slovenia.

With Newcastle closing in on a top four finish, they need both quantity and quality ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.

Sesko would be a good shout for the Magpies, although Leipzig’s hand will be extremely strong in the negotiations.

last year there was reports claiming that Salzburg wanted £55m for the exciting teenager.

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