Arsenal transfer news: Gunners scout Haaland-esque striker who could torment England at Euro 2024

The latest Arsenal transfer news comes from the Evening Standard as according to the publication, the Gunners have scouted RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko ahead of a potential summer move.

They claim Arsenal are keeping close tabs on him as they step up their pursuit of a forward.

However, Manchester United and Chelsea are also reportedly tracking the 6 ft 4 Sesko, who has been likened to Manchester City's Erling Haaland for his build and the fact they both played for another Red Bull club in RB Salzburg.

The Slovenian has a €50m (£42.7m) release clause and is thought to particularly attract Arsenal because of his ability to play out wide as well as up front.

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Arsenal transfer news: Just pay Sesko's release clause?

In today's market, £42.7m for a promising 20-year-old striker who is already scoring goals at a high level could be considered a bargain.

The likes of Romelu Lukaku, Darwin Nunez and Rasmus Hojlund have moved to Premier League clubs on higher transfer fees, so such a deal pose little risk.

Sesko has scored 13 goals in 37 appearances over all competitions so far this season, including six in his last 11 Bundesliga games, which is more impressive considering he is often used as a substitute.

He has also scored five goals for Slovenia since September and could be England's tormentor-in-chief at Euro 2024, considering they are in the same group.

Arsenal have drawn blanks in their previous two defeats to Aston Villa and Bayern Munich, suggesting they need more cutting edge to get them over the line in big games with the Premier League and UEFA Champions League at stake.

Nonetheless, Sesko could be the missing piece of the puzzle.


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