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Tottenham rival Liverpool for fledgling attacker labelled a ‘complete striker’

Benjamin-Sesko Red Bull Salzburg November 2021

Tottenham Hotspur have joined the list of “interested clubs” in signing “complete striker” Benjamin Sesko, according to a report in Germany.

The RedBull Salzburg attacker is just one of a number of talented youngsters coming through in Austria. Karim Adeyemi is their prized asset and he is already a fully-fledged Germany international despite despite being just 20. Sesko though, who is 18, is not far behind in his development.

Last month Sport Witness stated he was in Tottenham’s crosshairs. Citing SportItalia journalist Gianluigi Longari, it was revealed Spurs were “considering” a swoop for the teen sensation.

Now, SportBild, via Sport Witness, have backed up those claims. His form has certainly got scouts from some of Europe’s big boys watching closely.

Seven goals and seven assists in 25 games in his breakthrough season in the Austrian Bundesliga has been an impressive haul.

He laid the platform with a two-year loan spell with FC Liefering in the 2.Bundesliga. And his final season there last term was particularly good.

He scored 21 goals and grabbed six assists in 30 games in all competitions. While he finished the season with 13 goals in the final seven games as Salzburg’s feeder team finished second in the table.


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Sesko is ‘fast, tall and technically good’

The German source suggest Spurs are among the “interested clubs” alongside the likes of Bayern Munich, Lazio and Liverpool.

 

And his boss at Salzburg rates him very highly.

Matthias Jaissle said: “I’ve also known him since the U18s.

“He is a very complete striker. You would dream of his assets as a coach: he is fast, tall, technically good.

“He has to bring his potential onto the pitch consistently. But he still has some time; he’s only been with us since summer.”

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