Transfer: Man Utd begin talks with Cristiano Ronaldo’s replacement


Manchester United have held talks over a potential move for Red Bull Salzburg’s Benjamin Sesko as they look for another option up front and a possible replacement for wantaway forward, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo is trying to force his way out of Old Trafford as he wants to leave the club this summer after they fail to qualify for the Champions League.

The Portugal captain, who has a year left on his current deal with the club, is said to have received an offer to leave Man United this summer.

Man United do not want to sell him and have absolutely no interest in releasing him from his contract a year early, so there is a stalemate at the moment between both parties.

Whether Ronaldo stays or goes, Man United manager, Erik ten Hag has made it clear that he wants more options in attack, with a shortage of senior options after the departure of Edinson Cavani.

However, according to The Athletic, there have been talks over a move for Sesko although there has been little progress towards any potential deal.

Salzburg are not keen to sell the 19-year-old striker at all, and it would take a substantial bid for Man United to get hold of their target this summer.

Sesko is a 6’4″ striker who has already been capped 13 caps for Slovenia.

He has scored two goals, having only turned 19 in May this year.

Sesko also scored the only goal in Salzburg’s 1-0 friendly win against Liverpool on Wednesday.

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