Liverpool are ‘mad’ at striker Benjamin Cesko but the club are happy with their attacking options and will go through with signing the player this summer, SPORTbible he understands
Cesko, who has four years left on his current deal with Austrian champions RB Salzburg, continues to be linked with a big-money move.
There are many options on the table. Clubs from the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and a “top” Ligue 1 side are said to have already held talks with the 19-year-old’s representatives.
At the moment, five clubs have expressed a “very specific interest” in signing Cesko.
Manchester United are understood to have had positive discussions about a transfer, while Chelsea are closely monitoring his situation.
Liverpool, meanwhile, see the player as a star of the future and despite rating him highly, Jurgen Klopp’s side have decided to pull out of a deal this summer.
RB Salzburg would like to keep the Slovenia international for another year.
We’re told Cesko will sit down with his family and agent in the coming days to make a decision on his future. They want to follow a “smart” decision. Money is not a factor behind the move.
A decision could be made in the next 3-4 days.
The teenager has been compared to Erling Haaland by some, and you can see why after watching his finish against Liverpool in pre-season last month.
In the 30th minute at the Red Bull Arena, the six-foot-tall striker slipped past Ibrahima Konate before slotting home. He looked up, found teammate Noah Okafor and continued his run.
Okafor returned the favor with a superb pass before Cesko easily slotted past Adrian. He showed strength, speed and composure to give Salzburg the lead.