Benjamin Sesko has revealed that he held talks with Manchester United over a move to the club, before deciding to sign for RB Leipzig.
Sesko was on the radar of several top clubs after impressing at Red Bull Salzburg, with Manchester United understood to have made an approach to sign the Slovenian striker.
The 20-year-old turned down a move to the Premier League in favour of remaining under the Red Bull umbrella, signing for Leipzig for a fee of €24m.
Sesko has since made a strong start in Germany, scoring three goals in six appearances in all competitions, and has revealed his reasons for turning down a switch to Old Trafford.
“The thing is, I wasn’t really involved in these kinds of conversations, but I think it was better to come here,” he told transfermarkt
“It was very important for me to go to a place that plays a similar style of football. I already knew what I had to do and didn’t have to go through a whole learning process again.”
Sesko’s emergence at Salzburg has earned the forward comparisons to Erling Haaland, but the Leipzig starlet was keen to play down those suggestions.
“You compare me to someone who is one of the best players in the world. The only thing that makes us somewhat comparable is size. But we have a completely different style of play. I like him as a player, but I don’t like comparing myself to anyone. I just want to be myself.”