Sesko among the big names in the Premier League and the renewal with Leipzig. Too expensive for Serie A


Benjamin Sesko in Serie A? It seems very difficult, if not impossible. The twenty-year-old from Leipzig – who turns twenty-one tomorrow – does not have a valuation dictated by the club, but by his termination clause, which has risen to 65 million. In short, there is a more than clear amount to possibly purchase it. To this we should add the attorneys’ commission which should be around 10%. This means that you need to invest over 70 million euros to have him in the squad. As in the best boutiques, Leipzig also has no intention of offering any discounts. Indeed, in recent weeks he has been trying to find an agreement for the renewal, giving his center forward a substantial contractual improvement: from 2 million to around 3.5, also to reward his performances: 18 goals in 42 games, not bad.

So it seems almost impossible to hope to see him in Serie A. Only Napoli, in the event of Osimhen’s sale, could afford him. Instead there are two big names in the Premier League: Chelsea is pressing and is the club that has invested the most in young players in the last year and a half, i.e. since Boehly’s arrival. Then there’s Arsenal – who are also on Zirkzee, like Milan – who need a striker to add to a battery of fires that looks like that of Manchester City pre Haaland.

Other offers, i.e. outside Europe, will never be evaluated. So Premier in the running, otherwise (at least) another year at Leipzig. And Serie A, unfortunately, appears quite behind in the hierarchies.