Newcastle United could potentially make a move for Red Bull Salzburg and Slovenia striker Benjamin Šeško this summer.
That is according to Keith Downie who was speaking to This is Futbol about the Magpies’ potential transfer plans this window.
It has been well publicised this summer that Eddie Howe is looking for another striker at St. James’ Park, with Callum Wilson and Chris Wood being his only out-and-out number nine’s at the moment.
According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle are among a number of sides including Manchester United, Bayern Munich, and Borussia Dortmund, who are interested in securing Šeško’s signature this summer, but the Austrian club do not want to sell the 13-time Slovenia international for less than £55m.
And Fabrizio Romano has also seemingly confirmed the Tyneside club’s interest, alongside that of the Red Devils as well.
The 19-year-old striker has impressed in that centre-forward role for Salzburg last season, scoring 11 goals and providing seven assists in 37 appearances, according to Transfermarkt.
And Downie believes that Šeško could be on Newcastle’s list of targets this summer, with the striker’s agent reportedly spotted in the city last week.
“He’s [Šeško] probably not as advanced in his development as Ekitike and Broja are, but I think he’s one that is on a fairly lengthy list of players around that age that they’ve looked at.
“I think his agent was spotted in Newcastle as well last week.”
TIF Thoughts on Downie’s comments
We believe that Newcastle fans will be excited to hear that they could be potentially looking at signing Šeško this season, with the striker very highly regarded across Europe, with talent scout Jacek Kulig dubbing him “the new Erling Haaland.”
And we think that he would be a fantastic addition at St. James’ Park, as he would likely play on a regular basis for Howe’s side, and at the age of 19, he is only going to get better.