Manchester United is grappling with a goal-scoring crisis, having scored the fewest goals among the top 14 teams in the Premier League and going three consecutive games without finding the back of the net.
Manager Erik ten Hag is urgently seeking a solution to this issue, particularly concerning new signing Rasmus Hojlund, who has yet to open his account in 13 top-flight games this season.
While the manager understood the risk of putting too much pressure on the 20-year-old, the club’s failure to secure another striker has intensified the challenge.
Instead of backing ten Hag with another striker, the club brought in Anthony Martial, whose lackluster performances have raised speculation about a potential January departure, with interest from clubs like Fenerbahce and Inter Milan.
Amidst United’s attacking struggles, a potential opportunity to sign Benjamin Sesko, a summer target, may have emerged.
The 20-year-old forward, who moved from RB Salzburg to RB Leipzig for £20 million in the summer, is reportedly discontent with his limited playing time this season.
Despite starting only six games due to the impressive form of Lois Openda, Sesko maintains a high goal involvement per minute, with seven goals in just 698 minutes, equating to a goal every 100 minutes.
The player, who also boasts nine goals for his country, was a sought-after target by several Premier League clubs during the summer transfer window.
According to 90min, Sesko is open to a move to the Premier League in January, with intermediaries suggesting the possibility of a loan deal with an obligation to buy based on certain criteria.
While Leipzig is willing to offload the striker, currently in fourth place, they aim to secure double the amount they paid for Sesko.
The competition from other Premier League clubs adds complexity to the pursuit of this promising Slovenian talent.
The central question for Manchester United revolves around whether they can afford to invest in another young talent or if the need for an established performer takes precedence in addressing their scoring woes.