Liverpool has spoken with RB Leipzig midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai’s agents, and he wants to transfer to Anfield; Newcastle was also interested but has since dropped out of the hunt for the 22-year-old, whose £60 million release clause is expected to expire on Friday at midnight.
Liverpool has told RB Leipzig that they will activate Dominik Szoboszlai’s £60 million release clause.
When Szoboszlai stated his intention to transfer to Anfield, it effectively eliminated all other interested teams, including Newcastle.
This prompted discussions over a payment arrangement for the release clause, with a breakthrough occurring on Friday evening.
Personal terms were discussed with the midfielder’s agents at the beginning of the week and were never deemed a problem.
Szoboszlai’s talent and drive, as well as the Hungarian’s ease in playing throughout the midfield, are clearly appreciated. His strong chance-creation statistics and ball-carrying skills also suit the type that Liverpool is looking for.
The team has also been looking for other possibilities in order to improve the technical quality, dynamism, and depth in the midfield.
Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella is also a target, although he is hesitant to leave the San Siro despite heavy interest from a number of Premier League teams. According to one source, Barella aspires to become a legend at Inter.
Background research has also been conducted on Ryan Gravenberch of Bayern Munich and Khephren Thuram of Nice.
Liverpool is undergoing the most significant reshuffling of Jurgen Klopp’s career, at a time when the market – particularly for midfielders – is badly inflated, and without the benefit of Champions League cash or a large player sale.
The primary considerations being evaluated are affordability, availability, and the desire to revive Liverpool as a local and European power.
The Reds signed Alexis MacAllister in early June for an initial sum of roughly £35 million, in the kind of astute acquisition that had established them as recruiting leaders.
However, during a summer of skyrocketing prices, that transaction is seen as an outlier rather than the standard.