Arsenal handed massive transfer boost as £45 million star says ‘yes’ to Emirates move

Arsenal have been handed a major transfer boost as one of their top targets has reportedly given the move the green light.

The Gunners are on the lookout for a young striker this summer, with Eddie Nketiah set to leave the club.

Kai Havertz ended up playing through the middle in his first season at the Emirates and performed well.

But Mikel Arteta is believed to be desperate for a natural number nine and RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko is at the very top of the shortlist.

The 21-year-old has attracted interest from a whole host of clubs, including Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and sides in Italy.

However, according to John Cross of The Mirror, Arsenal are leading the race for the Slovenian striker, whose preference is to join the North London outfit.

Sesko’s agent Elvis Basanovic has been spotted at Arsenal matches this season but he has also been in the stands at Old Trafford.

Sesko is rated at £45 million and has just come off the back of an 18-goal season with Leipzig.

He has been described as a “better finisher” than Erling Haaland, another giant striker who made his name with the Red Bull outfit.

Sesko has only spent one season with Leipzig, arriving from sister club Red Bull Salzburg – who he had been with since the age of 16.

But the club are willing to sell him and make a decent amount of profit on a player they bought for €24 million.

He is not the only striker Arsenal are looking at, with Brian Bobbey of Ajax and Brighton’s Evan Ferguson believed to be in the mix.

Ivan Toney and Alexander Isak have been heavily linked but Arsenal’s interest is said to have dropped.

Sesko appears to be well in the frame and Arsenal will get another good look at him at Euro 2024, where he will face England in the group stages.

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