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Wolves transfer news: Wolves have watched RB Salzburg star Benjamin Sesko

Wolves have reportedly watched RB Salzburg attacker Benjamin Sesko ‘closely’.

The 19-year-old is attracting a lot of attention the moment, with Manchester United the most heavily linked club.

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Sesko is hot property after scoring 11 goals across all competitions last season.

The starlet made his first-team debut in January 2021, and has quickly emerged as one of the Austrian Bundesliga’s best prospects.

Given he is 6ft 4in, he has, perhaps inevitably, already drawn comparisons with Erling Haaland. Goal.com have said he is ‘powerfully built’ with ‘electric pace’.

Goal also quote the player’s agent as saying “Benjamin is one of the greatest talents of his age group in Europe. He has an incredible body, is tall, fast, has great jumping ability, is technically gifted and his greatest strength is his finishing.”

Manchester United hold an interest in Sesko, and the Red Devils have apparently been approached by intermediaries.

But it has not progressed any further, and 90min say that Wolves are watching the player closely.

Newcastle United are also said to be watching, and German clubs Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are also keeping tabs on the situation.

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Wolves are currently in a big spot of bother after losing Raul Jimenez to injury.

The 31-year-old will be sidelined for several weeks, and the club have just loaned out Fabio Silva.

Bruno Lage currently doesn’t have any real centre-forward options. Patrick Cutrone and Leo Bonatini are both expected to leave the club.

It is thought Salzburg are reluctant to see Sesko this summer, so potentially it would take a big offer.

Wolves up against it to sign Benjamin Sesko, but he’d be an exciting addition

Wolves would be doing remarkably well to sign Sesko this summer given the level of interest in him.

He’s a young player with major potential and would very much fit in with Wolves’ transfer policy.

Standing at 6ft 4in tall, he’s someone who is good in the air. Lage has previously suggested he would like to bring in a centre-forward who is capable of winning aerial duels.

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It’s easy to understand why Wanderers would be keen.

But competition is fierce, and so any attempt to make a move might be in vain. And of course, Wolves have no time to lose.

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