Benjamin Šeško: 19 Year Old Slovenian ‘Haaland’ Scores Astonishing 'Golazo' Against Sweden in Nations League

Benjamin Šeško: 19 Year Old Slovenian ‘Haaland’ Scores Astonishing 'Golazo' Against Sweden in Nations League

  • Manchester United summer target Benjamin Šeško scored a screamer for Slovenia during their UEFA Nations League encounter against Sweden
  • Šeško has been directly involved in 4 goals in his last 3 games for Slovenia - scoring three goals while providing an assist as well
  • The 19-year-old striker will trade the Austrian Bundesliga for the German elite division next summer after agreeing on a deal to join RB Leipzig in principle

Red Bull Salzburg forward Benjamin Šeško proved to the whole world why he is such a hot cake with top European clubs circling around him during the summer transfer window.

Šeško appeared on the transfer wishlist of Premier League giants Manchester United, however, the Slovenian forward opted to join RB Leipzig. The 19-year-old striker will join the German Bundesliga club in July 2023.

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But during the recent international break, Šeško's astonishing performance gave credence to why Man United was head over heels for him.

Benjamin Šeško, Slovenia, Nations League
Slovenia's Benjamin Šeško reenacted Marco van Basten's 1988 Euro final goal in the Nations League against Sweden. Photo credit: @brfootball
Source: Twitter

He scored a stunning volley in Slovenia's Nationa League tie against Sweden, reminiscent of the legendary Marco van Basten strike against the Soviet Union (now Russia) in the 1988 Euro finals.

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How did Šeško score his Van Basten-esque goal?

Running onto a floated pass from Petar Stojanovic, Šeško unleashed a spectacular pile drive on his favourite left foot which zoomed straight into the top corner.

His wonder goal was not enough to secure all three points as future-teammate Emil Forsberg levelled the score just before halftime as Sweden shared the spoils with Šeško's Slovenia.

RB Leipzig beat Man United to secure the services of highly-rated Slovenia striker Šeško

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that RB Leipzig is closing in on signing another striker.

The German outfit have agreed on a fee with Chelsea for Timo Werner and are now edging closer to signing Benjamin Šeško from the Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano took to Twitter to confirm that Leipzig were closing in on a deal to bring the 19-year-old striker to Germany in the summer of 2023.