RB Leipzig midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai has expressed his desire to join Liverpool, with Newcastle United reportedly no longer in the running for his signature. The Hungarian international, who has a release clause of £60m, has caught the attention of Liverpool’s recruitment team, who are keen to strengthen their midfield options.
The Reds have already held positive talks with Szoboszlai’s representatives as part of their midfield rebuild. While Liverpool are impressed with the 20-year-old’s talent and attitude, they are assessing multiple candidates simultaneously and do not want to rush into a decision.
Szoboszlai’s versatility in playing across the midfield, impressive chance creation metrics, and ball-carrying ability make him a perfect fit for Liverpool’s profile. However, the club is exploring multiple options to enhance the technical quality, dynamism, and depth in their central area.
Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella is also a target, while background work has been done on Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch and Khephren Thuram of Nice.
Liverpool is navigating the biggest shake-up of Jurgen Klopp’s tenure at a time when the market for midfielders is severely inflated and without Champions League revenue or a big player sale to help. Affordability, availability, and the appetite to restore Liverpool as a domestic and European force are the core factors being assessed.
According to Sky Sports’ Ben Grounds, in a summer where transfer fees have soared, Liverpool is looking for bargains. Szoboszlai is just 22 years old and has plenty of room for improvement. He scored 10 goals and registered 13 assists for RB Leipzig last season and is ready to leave the Bundesliga side.
Szoboszlai’s abilities would be a valuable addition to Liverpool’s midfield. The player is Premier League ready and goes box-to-box, gets through tonnes of work, has an incredible technique, loves a shot from outside the box, and can both score goals and create them. The Hungarian international also loves to take responsibility in taking a team forward.