Newcastle eyeing up swoop for Red Bull Salzburg star Benjamin Sesko

Newcastle tracking Red Bull Salzburg forward Benjamin Sesko with Magpies keen on the 19-year-old as Eddie Howe continues his search for a striker and a winger to bolster his squad

  • Newcastle are tracking Red Bull Salzburg’s Slovenian forward Benjamin Sesko 
  • The 19-year-old attacker netted eleven times for the Austrian club last season 
  • Eddie Howe is keen to add a striker and winger to Newcastle squad this summer  

Newcastle United are tracking Red Bull Salzburg forward Benjamin Sesko.

Sportsmail understands the Magpies are admirers of the 19-year-old and he is among a list of potential targets.

Eddie Howe still wants to add a striker and a winger to his squad this summer, with younger players from the continent featuring heavily in recruitment discussions.

Newcastle are tracking Red Bull Salzburg forward Benjamin Sesko (right) to add to their attack 

Eddie Howe wants to add more attacking options to his Newcastle team for the new season 

Newcastle are working within Financial Fair Play restrictions and have been priced out of moves for the likes of Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak and Leverkusen wideman Moussa Diaby.

Sesko became Slovenia’s youngest ever goalscorer last year and has already been capped 13 times by his country.


Newcastle have been priced out of moves for some targets as they work within the FFP rules 

 He joined Austrian club Salzburg in 2019 and, during a loan spell with FC Liefering in 2020/21, he scored 21 times in the second tier. The 6ft 4ins centre-forward returned to Salzburg last season and netted 11 times from 37 appearances.

Sources in Austria say Salzburg would likely demand a sizeable fee given Sesko’s potential and the likes of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are said to be keen on a move for him next summer. 

Milan, too, retain an interest in a player who has been dubbed ‘the next Erling Haaland’ in Austria, given he is on the same path as the former Salzburg striker, who joined Manchester City this summer. 




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