Man Utd were never interested…original ‘second Holland’ shocker confesses to shock

September 27, 2023 | by

Benjamin Sechko (20-Leipzig), a highly-anticipated striker rated as one of Europe’s ‘top prospects’, explains why he turned down a move to Manchester United last summer: “My mind was made up. I decided it was better to come here.”

“The important thing is that I wasn’t really interested in Manchester United (at the time),” he told global sports outlet ESPN on Saturday. “It was important for me to go somewhere that plays a similar style of football, and that’s why I decided to move to Leipzig. I’m settling in well now.”

Sheshko is a ‘top prospect’ from Slovenia. He was recognized as an exceptional talent from a young age and made his professional debut for Salzburg in 2019. He then spent time on loan at FC Leipzig, where he slowly began to fulfill his potential.

In fact, he exploded onto the scene in 2020-2021, scoring 21 goals and adding six assists in 29 games (27 starts) for Leipzig. He returned to Salzburg for the 2021-2022 season, where he established himself as a regular starter and substitute, scoring 29 goals and adding 11 assists in 78 games (45 starts) over two seasons.

In particular, Seschko has been compared to Elling Holland (23-Manchester City) due to his excellent goal-scoring ability, ‘monster’ physicality and pace, as well as his link-up play. He was dubbed the “next Holland” before Rasmus Hoilearn (20-Manchester United) and others. The comparisons are more direct, especially since they both grew up playing for the same club, Salzburg.

As a result of his stellar performances and his potential for further growth, Seschko received a number of offers from big clubs last summer. The likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Chelsea, and Bayern Munich were all interested. However, he defied the odds and signed a five-year contract with Leipzig, where he has been a regular since the start of this season. In six official games, he has scored three goals 무지개토토.

“I would like to play in the English Premier League (EPL) in the future. It would be great to play there,” he said, adding that he is open to new challenges in the future. “For now, I’m just focusing on my life in Leipzig and I’ll think about it later,” he said.


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