Benjamin Sesko finally explains why he turned down move to Chelsea

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Chelsea were heavily linked with a move for RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko.

The Blues were keen on signing a new striker this summer, and Sesko was one of the top striking targets.

However, Sesko opted to snub a move to Stamford Bridge, and has now signed a new contract with Leipzig.

According to the young striker, Sesko, he wanted to continue to develop his game at Leipzig – which is why he wasn’t lured by the strong interest from Chelsea.

“I had a good first year at RB Leipzig and am incredibly happy to be here,” he told their club’s official website.

“Team, club, city, fans – the overall package is simply outstanding for me. The early contract extension was therefore the logical next step for me.

“Even though I didn’t play or score as much in the first half of the season, this phase was very important for me and my development.

“I feel a lot of trust and appreciation throughout the club and that is crucial for being able to perform to my full potential. In the second half of the season in particular, I was able to give something back with my goals.

“We have a team with great potential and a balanced mix of young and experienced players. I’m really looking forward to taking the next steps with this team.

“We’ve already achieved a lot in my first season and often shown what quality and outstanding football we can bring to the pitch. But there’s still a lot more to be done and that’s now our common goal.”