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Real Madrid eyeing Benjamin Sesko

According to Bild, Real Madrid are among some of Europe's top clubs keeping a close eye on RB Salzburg's 18-year-old pearl Benjamin Sesko, who has been compared with Erling Haaland.

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Real Madrid eyeing Benjamin Sesko
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Vinicius, Rodrygo, Kubo, Renier, Camavinga: Real Madrid has had a clear policy of acquiring some of the best young players on the planet in recent years. And while much of the club's efforts are now being directed towards securing Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland, the club continues to scout the globe for young talent. And according to reports from Bild, it appears that Benjamin Sesko is one of Madrid's prime young targets.

Born in Radece, Slovenia on 31 May 2003, Sekso, 18, has managed to gain a foothold in RB Salzburg’s starting XI despite his age. Last season, he shone with Liefering in the Austrian second division, netting 21 goals and providing seven assists.

With Patson Daka having left for Leicester, Sesko has replaced the Zambian up front, forming a formidable attacking partnership with fellow young gun, Karim Adeyemi.

With seven goals in twelve games, Sesko has attracted the attention of some of the Europe's biggest clubs. Real Madrid, therefore, will not have it easy should they want to sign the towering 6’4” striker, with the likes of Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Liverpool all very interested Sesko, who became the youngest player ever to debut for Slovenia against North Macedonia back on 1 June.

Sesko compared to Haaland

The comparisons with Erling Haaland have been inevitable. Not only because of his height, but because he is a very mobile, skilful footballer with a great ability to get past defenders thanks to his long stride. In addition, he is also taking his formative steps towards the elite at RB Salzburg, where Haaland played before his transfer to Borussia Dortmund in January 2020.

In this regard, Real Madrid’s reported interest in Sesko is understandable. The player has many aspects of his game to improve as the likes of Rodrygo and Vinicius are currently doing at Madrid. But Europe’s top clubs already consider him one of the most attractive young pearls on the continent and he is unlikely to stay at Salzburg beyond next summer.