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´We want 300million and Bruno´ – Salzburg present Man Utd with cheeky demand amid Sesko rumours

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 25 Jul 2022

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Manchester United may be scouring the market for a striker as speculation persists around Cristiano Ronaldo’s future, but Salzburg’s Benjamin Sesko would come at a heavy price – at least as far as the Austrians’ Twitter admin is concerned.

United’s tally of just 57 Premier League goals last season was their lowest since they netted 54 times in 2016-17, and Ronaldo’s apparent desire to leave for a Champions League club has intensified rumours the Red Devils may seek a new forward.

Salzburg’s Sesko is the latest to be linked with a move to Old Trafford, with the 19-year-old having scored 11 goals for the Austrian champions in all competitions last season.

But Salzburg appear to be driving a hard bargain, according to their English-language Twitter account, which addressed the rumours with the demand: “We want 300million and Bruno [Fernandes]”, alongside a thumbs-up emoji.

United are not the only side credited with an interest in the striker, with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund also linked.

Needless to say, if Sesko did command such a fee, United supporters would be justified in expecting him to deliver more than Europa League qualification next season.

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