A host of European clubs are interested in a deal for Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Soboszli – even as speculation continues that RB Leipzig will win the race for Hungary.
The 20-year-old’s stock has been quietly rising for a few years now, but has hit new heights in the past 12 months. He had 12 goals and 18 assists in all competitions for Salzburg last season and has been involved in 13 goals this season as well.
Szoboszlai explodes at the scene / Angel Martinez/Getty Images
Arsenal had hoped to do a deal for Soboszlai during the summer, but they failed to get a deal over the line, and now sources have confirmed to 90 Minutes that the Gunners are keen to land him. will have to fight most of Europe. Salzburg Starlet.
Fellow Premier League rivals Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham, Wolves, Leicester and Everton were among the clubs monitoring him this month, but interest from mainland Europe has not been lacking.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain, Lyon, Benfica, Porto and the aforementioned Leipzig have all been monitoring Soboszlai in recent months and all will have been impressed by his form at both clubs. And internationally.
Arsenal needed Soboszlai during the summer/Pool/Getty Images
Interest in Szoboszlai is high not only because of his impressive performances, but because of his bargain release clause, which is just over £20m. Many of his suitors believe the 20-year-old’s true value is closer to double that figure.
Although no deal is thought to be in place yet, Sport Bild believe Leipzig are ready to win the race for Szoboszlai’s signature, with a fee of £18m plus a percentage of any future sales. enough to convince Salzburg to do business with .
The player’s agent, Matyas Esterhazy, told Index that Szoboszlai is yet to agree a deal with Leipzig or another side, but it is clear that Europe’s elite are circling a player who sources say is ‘the best in the world’. Most wanted player’.
Leipzig are rumored to be leading the race / ATTILA KISBENEDEK/Getty Images
Able to play out wide, Soboszlai is also comfortable playing in a central attacking midfield role, and it is a position in which the Salzburg man has impressed at international level. He grabbed Hungary’s winner against Iceland on Thursday to send his country to next summer’s European Championships – his second goal in his last three games.
Salzburg are understood to hold on to their prized possession until the end of the season, but the intensity of interest in Soboszli, coupled with his cheap release clause, could open the door to a January move.
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