Benjamin Sesko’s Transfer Decision: Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd Left Behind

Benjamin Sesko's Transfer Decision: Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd Left Behind

RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko has made a final decision on his future, with Fabrizio Romano revealing why the Slovenian won’t be signing for Arsenal, Manchester United, or Chelsea.

After an impressive debut season in the Bundesliga, where the 20-year-old scored 18 goals and provided two assists in 42 appearances, Sesko has attracted significant interest from the Premier League. His €65m (£55m) exit clause caught the attention of all three English giants.

Transfer correspondent Fraser Gillan reported that Sesko’s agent, Elvis Basanovic, was recently in England, attending matches for Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea, fueling speculation of a potential move. Both Arsenal and Chelsea showed strong interest, with Arsenal making a substantial proposal and Chelsea countering with a similar offer.

While Manchester United’s interest remained passive, they were monitoring the situation closely for a possible future move.

Sesko Chooses Leipzig Over Lucrative Offers

Despite confirmed interest from Saudi Arabia and strong overtures from two Premier League clubs, Benjamin Sesko has decided to stay at Red Bull Arena. Transfer expert Romano reports that Sesko will sign a new, improved deal with Leipzig, raising his weekly wage from €67,000 to around €85,000 and extending his contract by another year, now set to expire in 2029.

While Sesko remains committed to Leipzig, a “gentleman’s agreement” in his new deal allows for a future Premier League move if a higher clause is met, likely activating in summer 2025.

Sesko’s Decision Looms: Premier League Giants Await

Just days ago, Romano shared on his YouTube channel: “Benjamin Sesko is still taking his time to decide his future. He has a new contract proposal from Leipzig with a significant salary increase, aimed at making him the star next season and altering his release clause.

“Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal are in the race. He has all the projects in front of him, but the first step must be with Leipzig.

“He already declined two lucrative offers from Saudi Arabia, with one club offering up to €30m net per season – he said no.”

The agreement is now set, and the new deal will be officially signed in the coming days.

Meanwhile, Sesko aims to prove what the Premier League clubs might miss as he showcases his talents at the European Championships. Slovenia will kick off against Denmark on Sunday and conclude their Group B campaign against England on Tuesday, June 25.

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