Djordje Petrovic believes Chelsea's striker target has "great potential"

Djordje Petrovic
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Chelsea's goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic has praised RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko, claiming the young Slovenian is ready for the challenges of the Premier League. As the Blues prepare for a new era under incoming manager Enzo Maresca, Sesko's potential arrival could be a key piece in their quest for silverware.

Petrovic, who may face Sesko in the Euro 2024 group stages, spoke glowingly of the 20-year-old forward. Petrovic told Nogomania (via Metro),

"He's a forward who has everything a modern player needs. He's tall, strong, fast, and intelligent. I've watched some of his matches. Of course, he can play in the Premier League. Absolutely! He has great potential, and he's been successfully proving it in recent months."

Sesko's impressive form in the second half of the Bundesliga season, where he scored or assisted in 13 of the final 16 games, has seen his release clause increase to €65 million (£55m). Chelsea is seriously considering triggering this clause, with Sesko moving up their shortlist of striker targets.

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Comparisons have been drawn between Sesko and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, with both players boasting impressive physical attributes and aerial prowess. Standing at 6 foot 5, Sesko has the potential to become a focal point in Chelsea's attack, much like Drogba was during his time at Stamford Bridge.

In his first Bundesliga season, Sesko scored 14 goals in 31 appearances, despite not being a regular starter until the second half of the campaign. His tally of 18 goals and two assists in 42 appearances across all competitions for Leipzig further highlights his potential to become a lethal finisher for Chelsea.

As Chelsea looks to rebuild under Maresca, signing a talented and promising striker like Sesko could be crucial. With his combination of physical attributes, goalscoring instincts, and potential to develop into a world-class forward, Sesko could be the perfect fit for the Blues' new era.

Petrovic, who benefited from the trust and opportunities given to him by outgoing manager Mauricio Pochettino, expressed his gratitude to the Argentine. He said,

"Pochettino is a coach who gave me a chance and trusted me. I will be forever grateful to him and the entire coaching staff. We worked well together, and I wish them all the best in their future careers."

As Chelsea prepares for the upcoming transfer window, the pursuit of Benjamin Sesko could be a defining moment in their quest to return to the top of English football. With Petrovic's ringing endorsement and the young Slovenian's immense potential, Chelsea fans have every reason to be excited about the future.