Benjamin Sesko has revealed why he opted for a transfer to RB Leipzig amid curiosity from Manchester United in 2022. United had been reportedly focused on Sesko as Erik ten Hag pursued a younger striker in his first summer time switch window at Outdated Trafford however missed out on his signature.
The 20-year-old Slovenian caught the attention at Austrian giants RB Salzburg after breaking by means of as a youngster through the 2021/22 season.
It drove up heavyweight curiosity in his companies, however Leipzig gained the race, agreeing to signal him on a five-year contract 12 months upfront.
Sesko’s goalscoring exploits improved in his closing season at Salzburg, finishing his swap to Leipzig this summer time after registering 29 targets and 11 assists in 79 appearances.
He has netted thrice in his first six outings for the Bundesliga outfit this time period, whereas United splashed £72million to signal fellow teen Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta.
Sesko has addressed his Outdated Trafford snub final 12 months, claiming he believed Leipzig was the perfect place to proceed his profession because of the membership’s comparable playstyle to Salzburg.
“The factor is, I wasn’t actually concerned in these sorts of conversations. However I feel it was higher to return right here,” Sesko instructed Transfermarkt.
“It was crucial for me to go to a spot that performs the same model of soccer. I already knew what I needed to do and did not should undergo an entire studying course of once more.”
Sesko has already represented Slovenia 22 instances, scoring seven targets, and hopes to spearhead Leipzig to a profitable marketing campaign within the Bundesliga and the Champions League.
He discovered the web within the membership’s Champions League Group G opener at BSC Younger Boys, a 3-1 win, with video games in opposition to holders Manchester Metropolis and Purple Star Belgrade to return.
Within the Bundesliga, Leipzig sit fourth after 5 video games, stage on 12 factors with VfB Stuttgart and Hoffenheim, having gained 4 and misplaced one.
Bayern Munich sit atop the desk with 13 factors, and Sesko is assured Leipzig can problem for a first-ever Bundesliga crown.
He added: “Every little thing is on us. We’ve to carry out. We’ve to point out that we will win the video games. It is clearly lots of video games.
“We simply should be 100 per cent or much more each single recreation as a result of the video games are each third or fourth day. However as I stated, we now have a very good crew. I feel we now have an enormous likelihood this 12 months.”