Liverpool have met with the agents of RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, according to The Athletic‘s David Ornstein.
The trusted journalist claims that a deal is expected to be “complicated” due to the cost of the transfer but they are exploring a move to sign the Hungarian international.
Supporters on Twitter are, understandably, very pleased with this transfer update from Ornstein and they are hoping that the Reds can get the deal over the line:
WE ARE COOKING!
— 𝐊𝐚𝐦 ❄️ (@lfckam_) June 28, 2023
Please sign him
— gam a cha gi jang in (@sunhu008) June 28, 2023
Hes perfect for this new system
— Elliott ⭐️ (@_elliottrea) June 28, 2023
Thuram + Szoboszlai = 💣💣💣
— Dai (@Dai_S_0414) June 28, 2023
A midfielder who can shoot and score from outside the box. He’s definitely needed.
— Austin Ditlhobolo (@A_B_Ditlhobolo) June 28, 2023
BRB ordering my Szoboszlai- 8 kit right now
— Ian (@Altaria_Motives) June 28, 2023
Its a release clause💀, Pay the club a fixed amount and call it a day ….. common sense
— YourOwnerAgain (@Los_Hanss) June 28, 2023
Liverpool will have to shell out a sizeable sum on Szoboszlai
The midfielder does have a €70m (£60m) buyout fee in his contract, but there are reports that the clause will expire at the end of the month.
Unless the Reds can complete negotiations by Friday, it seems as if they will have to enter direct negotiations with Leipzig over the transfer fee.
Szoboszlai has already expressed an interest in playing for Jurgen Klopp, which may help in talks, but there is no getting away from the fact that the player will cost a substantial sum of money.
Competition from Premier League rivals
Newcastle and Chelsea are the two teams who have been linked with the 22-year-old in recent months, with the former having scouted him regularly last campaign.
The Magpies are in the market for a player like Szoboszlai and, with Tottenham winning the race for James Maddison, they may decide to go all-in on the Hungarian instead.
Liverpool fans should, therefore, keep their expectations in check about getting a deal done for the Leipzig star.