Liverpool have taken a significant step towards securing the signing of Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Leipzig. According to reports, the Reds have agreed to pay the £60m release clause in his contract, paving the way for the 22-year-old to join the Anfield club.
Szoboszlai had been linked with a move to Newcastle United, who were able to offer him Champions League football after their fourth-place finish last season. However, the Hungarian international made it clear that he wanted to play for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp, forcing the Magpies to look elsewhere.
The midfielder is expected to undergo a medical ahead of signing a five-year contract with Liverpool. He will become the fourth-most expensive signing in the club’s history, behind Virgil van Dijk, Alisson Becker, and Darwin Nunez.
The signing of Szoboszlai will provide Liverpool with much-needed depth in midfield, an area that has been a priority for the club this summer. The Reds struggled in midfield last season, with fitness problems and poor form contributing to their lowest finish since 2016.
Szoboszlai’s arrival follows the signing of Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton & Hove Albion, who also joined Liverpool’s midfield ranks in the close season after his £35m release clause was activated.
Liverpool’s sporting director Jorg Schmadtke will be delighted to have secured the signing of Szoboszlai, who is regarded as one of the most promising young midfielders in Europe. The Hungarian’s arrival will provide Klopp with another option in midfield and could help the Reds mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title next season.