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Newcastle displaying “curiosity” in Sesko

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Newcastle United are believed to have Purple Bull Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko on their radar this summer season, because the seek for attacking additions continues.

What’s the phrase?

As per Sky Sports activities reporter Keith Downie, the Magpies do have an “curiosity” within the 19-year-old this summer season, with supervisor Eddie Howe having as but been left ‘annoyed’ by the shortage of ahead recruits.

The membership insider acknowledged: “One other participant they’ve obtained an curiosity in is Benjamin Sesko from RB Salzburg.”

The northeast facet are mentioned to have held talks with the Slovenian’s agent concerning a summer season swoop, albeit with fellow Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester United additionally mentioned to be within the operating.

The current suggestion is that {the teenager} may demand a charge of round £45m, with the Tynesiders having already walked away from offers for the likes of Alexander Isak and Moussa Diaby as a result of potential asking costs.

Wooden improve

Whereas Saturday’s victory over Nottingham Forest noticed first-choice striker Callum Wilson get off the mark with a tremendous end late on, the Englishman stays a tough determine to rely on as a result of his persistent damage woes.

That truth had seen supervisor Eddie Howe flip to Burnley’s Chris Wooden within the January switch window, though the New Zealand worldwide failed to really justify his reported £25m switch charge in what was a tough begin to life at St James’ Park.

The 30-year-old scored simply two league targets within the second half of final season regardless of Newcastle’s upturn in kind, with it arduous to look previous the 6 foot 3 ace as something apart from a short-term repair.

In Sesko, nonetheless, Howe may nicely discover a high quality, longer-term improve for the one-time Leeds United man, with all of the indications pointing to a participant of actual undoubted high quality.

The phrase on the bottom is that the centre-forward may doubtlessly be even higher than former Salzburg starlet and present Manchester Metropolis man, Erling Haaland, with that truth more likely to pique the curiosity of these again in England.

The 6 foot 4 hotshot could also be within the early phases of his senior profession to this point, though the £9m-rated ace has already showcased his undoubted goalscoring expertise, having scored 12 targets and offered eight assists in 39 video games for his present facet.

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson celebrates with Joelinton

What number of 2021/22 Premier League targets did Newcastle rating?

Previous to that, the 13-cap gem had fired in 22 targets in simply 44 video games throughout a mortgage spell at FC Liefering, with now doubtlessly the time to make that step as much as a extra elite division this summer season.

Because the bold new house owners look to show Newcastle right into a aggressive outfit close to the highest half of the desk, having such an explosive, promising expertise in tow may nicely assist them realise that ambition, forward of a participant similar to Wooden – who has spent a lot of his top-flight profession to this point threatened by relegation at Turf Moor.

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