Slovenian 19 year-old striker Benjamin Sesko could be about to sign for Newcastle United with speculation rampant on Tyneside that the pacy 6ft 4in front man who has been scouted by Real Madrid, Liverpool and Spurs is about to join on a €25M deal.

A true hotbed of football, its hard to keep a secret in Newcastle and Magpies fan, analyst and scout Kev Lawson tweeted details of a private jet heading to Newcastle from Salzburg in Austria and found out Sesko's agents are already in Newcastle.

The signing of the striker, who has scored 34 goals in 83 career games, would ease fears in Geordieland that Eddie Howe is heading into the new season light on attacking options after the Hugo Ekitike deal fell through and Sesko seems a hot prospect with similar potential to the French prodigy, who signed for Paris St Germain on Monday.

For his goals, mobility and powerful physique, Sesko has been likened to Man City's new striker Erling Haaland, who will be making his Premier League debut early next month as another season of the world's greatest football competitions begins to take shape.

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