Milan miss out on €24m striker to RB Leipzig but remain at the window – the background

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan were one of the teams that threw their hats into the ring in the Benjamin Sesko sweepstakes and they remain attentive to his situation in view of the future, a report claims. reports how Sesko spent two seasons on loan at Red Bull Salzburg’s satellite club Liefering in the Austrian second divison and he has now acquired the nickname of ‘mini Haaland’, even though he is only 1cm smaller than the Norwegian.

He is technical, fast and skilled in aerial play, and he has begun to make a mark in the Austrian Bundesliga. Last season he got 5 goals in 24 games (in just 964 minutes), or 11 in the total 37 games played by adding the Austrian Cup and the two games played in the Champions League qualifiers.

This season so far he has 4 goals and 2 assists)in 9 matches, and that is why RB Leipzig moved to sign another young talent from their cousins ​​in Austria, snapping him up in a €24m deal but leaving him on loan for a year so he will arrive ahead of the 2023-24 season.

The report adds that Manchester United, Liverpool and even AC Milan moved to try and sign Sesko. Paolo Maldini in an informal summer meeting with the agency that represents the player but learned quickly that any deal would be a costly package.

When he was 16 years old at Domzale in Slovenia there were a number of other top clubs who had Sesko on their radar such as Manchester City, Ajax, Bayern Munich and Juventus. Salzburg got him, and now Leipzig have secured him, but it could be a stepping stone move as it often is for their big names, with Milan and Juventus still at the window.

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  1. Milan don’t have money to buy anyone from Leipzig. He will cost over 50M€ soon. They can follow him but we all know he won’t join Milan…

  2. 2 slow. Would be a catch but the sell of the club had us scrapig pocket change this summer… tho, me being from slo, sesko picked the club that would give him the best chance to further progres, hes a smart lad and knows he needs regular play time thats why he choose to stay in rbs for a year. Think we should just use Lazetic more now that hes healthy… why bother buying talents when you already have one

  3. Not sure if Lazetic is convincing.

    Hopefully next season, we can get Sesko. He will turn into a beast. The way he held out Milan defenders against Salzburg being only 19.. that was impressive.

    1. Not gonna happen. Once you enter the RB ecosystem, if you are good, you keep going from RB club to bigger RB club for modest fees until you reach Leipzig and if you’re good there you make a huge money move to the EPL. That’s how they’ve set up their system, and it works. As you read, the deal is already done at 24m and he stays on loan next season. So IF Leipzig are willing to sell before he even takes the field for them it will be for 50-60m. Milan isn’t going to spend all that on one player, so they should focus on other targets.

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