Hungarian talent Dominik Szoboszlai, one of the most sought-after youngsters in European football, is set to snub AC Milan and Arsenal and complete a move to RB Leipzig, The Guardian’s Fabrizio Romano reports.
Szoboszlai, who currently stars for Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg, is reportedly expected to stay in the Red Bull family with Leipzig. The club will simply have to pay €25 million to activate his release clause.
Once official, the 20-year-old will sign a five-year contract with Julian Nagelsmann’s side, according to Romano.
Milan and Arsenal had long been linked with the attacking midfielder, who has shone at both club and international level. His last-minute winner against Iceland – a tremendous solo effort in the 92nd minute – clinched Hungary’s place at Euro 2020.
In the summer, Milan seemed the most likely destination for Szoboszlai. Ralf Rangnick, who had been working as Red Bull’s head of sport and development, was in discussions to take over as Milan’s technical director before eventually withdrawing from negotiations.
Szoboszlai was also on Arsenal’s short list of potential signings ahead of the upcoming transfer window. The Gunners have reportedly identified Lyon’s Houssem Aouar as one of their targets.
Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch said Szoboszlai was likely to leave the club in January.
“The reality is that a guy like Dominik Szoboszlai is likely to have many suitors this winter. He’s an incredible talent,” Marsch said on the “Futbol with Grant Wahl” podcast.
“Let’s see what happens, but I would be surprised if he winds up staying past winter.”
Salzburg dropped down to the Europa League after finishing third in Champions League Group A.
Szoboszlai has racked up eight goals and six assists in all competitions so far this season.