West Ham: Hammers eyeing move for Benjamin Sesko
West Ham are one of a number of Premier League clubs who have sent club chiefs to watch RB Salzburg prodigy Benjamin Sesko in action, according to a fresh transfer rumour.
The Lowdown: Sesko a huge talent
The Slovenian is someone who is building a great reputation for himself, standing out as possibly one of Europe’s most exciting young players currently.
Sesko has already scored 22 times and registered ten assists for Salzburg, despite only being 19, and he has nine goals in the Austrian Bundesliga this season.
There is a deal in place for him to move to sister club RB Leipzig this summer but that hasn’t stopped scouts sniffing around for a future move, which is where West Ham come into the mix.
The Latest: West Ham send scouts
According to 90min, the Hammers had club officials watching Sesko score a hat-trick in Salzburg’s 4-2 victory away to Rapid Wien last weekend.
It is clear that the level of interest in him is great, though, considering Manchester United, Tottenham, Leicester City, Wolves, Leeds United and Inter Milan were all there too.
The Verdict: Would be a major coup
The thought of Sesko in a West Ham shirt is a mouthwatering one, with the teenager already such a big talent, having scored five goals in 17 caps for Slovenia.
He is performing with a maturity well beyond his years and he is someone who could transform the Hammers’ attack, potentially replacing Gianluca Scamacca, who has been tipped to leave.
Sesko has been described as ‘prolific’ by finisher talent scout Jacek Kulig, and while the £13,000-a-week youngster is still raw and may take time to adapt to the Premier League, his long-term ceiling is incredibly high.
The biggest possible stumbling block for West Ham is whether or not they can beat clubs playing in Europe for his signature, with his head sure to be turned by interest from those teams, such as United and Inter.