Newcastle United’s reported pursuit of ‘next Zlatan Ibrahimovic’ and what it may mean for Alexander Isak

Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe
Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe (Image credit: PA)

Newcastle United are reportedly stepping up their interest in RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko - a player dubbed ‘the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic’.

The 20-year-old Slovenian has been compared to both Ibrahimovic and his Leipzig predecessor Erling Haaland after joining the Bundesliga side from Red Bull Salzburg last summer.

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For more than a decade Joe Mewis has worked in football journalism as a reporter and editor, with stints at Mirror Football and LeedsLive among others. He is the author of four football history books that include tomes on Leeds United and the England national team.