Man Utd want to partner Hojlund with striker who REJECTED summer move

Tom Weber
Tom Weber
  • Updated: 4 Oct 2023 21:56 BST
  • 4 min read
Rasmus Hojlund, Man Utd
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Despite signing Rasmus Hojlund in the summer, Erik ten Hag is keen to add another striker to his Manchester United arsenal.

Though the Red Devils ultimately did not sign the big-name, €100 million striker of the Harry Kane or Victor Osimhen type that Ten Hag had initially wanted, they did get the next closest thing with Rasmus Hojlund who has hit like a bomb, already scoring three goals in the Champions League.

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United parted with an eyebrow-raising €75m to land the 20-year-old Dane, but it is already looking like money well spent. Nevertheless, Ten Hag would still like to sign one more forward, particularly if the much-maligned Anthony Martial departs.

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The player the Dutchman could target to fill that role is a familiar face. According to the Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils may revive their interest in Benjamin Sesko, whom they had already approached last year as well as this summer.

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Sesko to move to Old Trafford after all?

Instead of making the move to England, Sesko initially remained with RB Salzburg before making the switch to sister club RB Leipzig prior to this season.

He did, however, recently admit that he would like to eventually play in the Premier League. "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."

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"It would be nice to play there [the Premier League]. But for now, let’s focus on the present and then we’ll see.” Like Hojlund, Sesko is just 20 years old but very highly rated.

At Leipzig, he has thus far almost exclusively featured as a substitute because fellow summer signing Lois Openda has continued his red-hot Ligue 1 form in the Bundesliga. Sesko may be open to a move in January or the summer if his game time doesn't increase.

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