In a soccer world crammed with numerous stars of at present, so many people are interested by who’s ready within the wings. That seek for that subsequent wonderkid, a teenager that has the potential to make us rise up and marvel at how they’re masters of their craft regardless of their tender age, is at all times on the minds of tens of millions of followers all over the world.
With this in thoughts, we at 101 Nice Objectives can be bringing you one other weekly collection; this time, looking at gamers the world over which can be 21-years-old or youthful. A few of them you’ll have little doubt heard of, whereas we hope to deliver you a couple of new names to spark your curiosities once in a while.
Identify: Benjamin Sesko
Place of Beginning: Radeče, Slovenia
Nationwide group caps: 7
Present membership: RB Salzburg
Present Market Worth (per Transfermarkt): €8million
Potential suitor(s): Liverpool
Since splitting off from the previous Yugoslavia and gaining independence in 1991, Slovenia has been on the periphery of soccer in Europe throughout its worldwide historical past not like neighbors Italy, Austria, Croatia, and Hungary by means of no fault of their very own.
Regardless of that, some acquainted names hail from the mountainous central European nation on the prime degree of membership soccer within the content material. The likes of Atlético Madrid’s Jan Oblak, Inter Milan’s Samir Handanović, Atalanta Bergamo’s Josip Iličić, and Primeira Liga veteran Zlatko Zahovič have all reached the best ranges in Europe, however the footprint left behind by Slovenian gamers has been comparatively small of their 30-years as an impartial federation. However that might all be about to vary.
The participant manufacturing line that’s Austrian large RB Salzburg has an unimaginable observe file of each producing and growing top-level expertise that goes on to achieve the upper-rungs of the European sport, with names resembling Erling Haaland, Sadio Mané, Dayot Upamecano, and Naby Keita all spending time in Salzburg earlier than heading onto a few of the largest golf equipment on the continent. 18-year-old Benjamin Sesko may very well be one of many subsequent wave to emerge from the birthplace of Mozart, and after being included in this season’s NXGN list via Goal, that emergence may very well be before many understand.
NXGN 2022: The 50 finest wonderkids in soccer by @goal:
1. 🏴Jude Bellingham
2. 🇩🇪Florian Wirtz
4. 🇩🇪Jamal Musiala
5. 🏴Harvey Elliott
6. 🇫🇷Rayan Cherki
7. 🇳🇱Devyne Rensch
8. 🇩🇪Youssoufa Moukoko
9. 🇸🇮Benjamin Šeško
10. 🇺🇸Ricardo Pepihttps://t.co/s4Vq54ojuX
— Soccer Expertise Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) March 22, 2022
Standing 6’4, Sesko has already drawn comparisons with Haaland by way of their bodily presence on the pitch, however as ESPN’s Tor-Kristian Karlsen wrote, they’re two gamers who look to be on completely different trajectories regardless of a few of the similarities.
“However whereas Sesko is of the same construct to Haaland, he’s right-footed and doesn’t have the uncompromising single-mindedness (a minimum of not but), nor the intense penetrative tempo of the Norway worldwide.”
“That mentioned, Sesko does have many different abilities which will see him flip into an attention-grabbing No. 9 at senior degree: he’s received effective steadiness, is troublesome to knock off the ball, can discover his teammates effectively from knock-downs and flicks, is a growing finisher and likewise shows some good footwork.”
And along with his improvement now paying dividends on the pitch for Salzburg after he has contributed 8-goals and 7-assists in 28-appearances throughout all competitions this time period, links with Premier League giants Liverpool have emerged because the Reds may look to supply a long-term center-forward choice for the longer term after lacking out on each the aforementioned Haaland in addition to Sesko’s membership mate at Salzburg, Karim Adeyemi.
His tender age performs in his favor, nevertheless, with Sesko having on a regular basis on the planet to fine-tune his craft earlier than looking for new grazing lands exterior of Austria. But when he can hit his stride in the same vein to those who have come earlier than him, Europe may have one other gifted attacker on its arms.