According to Spanish media, Liverpool is among the clubs interested in Red Bull Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko.
Sesko, who was signed by Salzburg for £2.25 million in 2019, has gone from strength to strength in Austria, scoring 22 goals and providing six assists in 44 appearances across two loan spells.
Despite his youth, the 19-year-old Slovenia international has already established himself as a mainstay in both club and country’s senior XI, attracting interest from Newcastle, Manchester United, Wolves, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and RB Leipzig.
Now, a fresh report from Spain has thrown some additional names into the mix as potential suitors for Sesko, including Liverpool…
THE LATEST: ‘KLOPP IS IN LOVE
It’s claimed that the Reds are among those who ‘want’ and have ‘shown interest’ in Sesko, forcing Salzburg to place a €65million (£54million) price tag on the head of their frontman.
The report also states that Jurgen Klopp is in love with the hitman having watched the teenager described as ‘one of the fastest players on the planet’ score the only goal of the game in last week’s pre-season defeat in Austria.
THE VERDICT: ONE FOR THE FUTURE
Although there can be no bad time to sign the hottest properties such as Sesko, after landing Darwin Nunez this summer it seems highly unlikely that FSG would sanction another major expenditure on a striker so soon.
Instead, the Reds will likely retain a watching brief on the 6 foot 3 marksmen and perhaps hope no major transfer is forthcoming with a view to making a move in the future, potentially after enjoying further development and scoring many more goals.