After scoring 18 goals and providing 7 assists in all competitions for RB Leipzig, it looks like 2023/24 was the breakout season for Slovenian striker Benjamin Sesko.

Benjamin Sesko celebrating a goal.

Clubs like Arsenal, Manchester United, and Chelsea are interested in signing the young striker this summer.

With Arsenal currently leading the race to sign the 21-year-old, fans should know what to expect from a player that hasn’t reached his full potential yet as a striker.

Pros of signing Benjamin Sesko

A Young Talented Striker

Whoever ends up getting Benjamin Sesko this summer, (if he doesn’t decide to stay put at Leipzig) will be getting one of the best U-21 strikers in the world.

For a club like Arsenal or Chelsea, signing Benjamin Sêsko is a smart investment in a player that has the tools to become one of the best strikers of his generation.

Enormous technical and Physical Potential

A single glance at Sesko’s ball handling, finishing and his towering physique shows a player with enormous potential to become a real nightmare for defenders.

Under the right manager, and at the right club, Sesko could become a striker even scarier than Manchester City’s Erling Haaland.

Cons of Signing Benjamin Sesko


Despite outperforming his (xg) of 7.66 last season in the Bundesliga by 7 goals, he is still not an Elite finisher. Sesko is not yet what Erling Haaland was at Borussia Dortmund.

He has to improve in terms of positioning and reaction time in deeper areas of the opposition box.

Sesko has a little more to his game than Haaland, and with a few more years of uninterrupted development, he has the potential to become one of the best finishers in Europe – But he is not at that level right now.

Low Blocks Problem

Football in Germany and Austria is a little different from what top teams in England experience almost every other week. If he signs for a big team in the Premier League, this will be a talking point.

Sesko will have to deal with being efficient in little pockets of space inside the opposition box, (where he is more effective) and he will also have to increase his reaction time in the Premier League.

Erling Haaland has struggled a bit with issues like this since he arrived in England, especially in big games. However, Haaland is very quick, and is a far better finisher than Sesko is at the moment, that’s how he manages to be effective despite having little space, time and touches on the ball.

With the pros and cons listed above, do you still think signing Benjamin Sesko for £50million or more is a risk worth taking for either Chelsea, Arsenal or Manchester United?