This post contains affiliate links. “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”
According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, several clubs such as Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Dominik Szoboszlai.
The January transfer window is less than a month away, and Arsenal could be very busy as they desperately need some good signings. Mikel Arteta’s side have underperformed this season, with Sunday’s loss to their derby rival Tottenham Hotspur, meaning they have had the worst start to a Premier League campaign in club history.
The Gunners are looking to add quality to their attacking ranks and have linked up with a host of players, including Dominik Szoboszlai.
The talented Red Bull Salzburg playmaker is taking giant strides to establish himself as one of the most exciting youngsters in world football, and several clubs, including Arsenal, are vying for his signature.
Ornstein is a very reliable journalist and has an internal update on his release clause. He states that the player’s future is expected to be resolved shortly, with the attacking midfielder inclined to leave the Austrian club.
RB Leipzig is leading the race for his signing, but European heavyweights Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid and AC Milan are also on the hunt. In England, it’s a direct battle between the two North London clubs, one that Arteta would love to win off the pitch.
The curious aspect of his contract is this: he has a termination clause of 25 million euros. It may seem like a bargain, but that’s only half the story.
would be better than me copy and paste the part of The Athletic:
Contrary to the suggestions that the fee can be financed by installments, it is actually understood that it requires full payment at one time and within two weeks of the activation of the clause.
So it is believed that there is a 20 percent sale mechanism in place that, unusually, applies to the total fee of a future transfer and not just earnings. So, for example, if you arrive for 25 million euros and go for 100 million euros, Salzburg gets 20% of the 100 million euros instead of 20% of the 75 million euros difference. “
Therefore, Szoboszlai must notify the club before December 15 that he wishes to leave, while offers must be submitted before December 31, which means that Spurs and Arsenal have the next 24 days to secure their goal.
The statistics will speak for themselves: 25 goals in 79 appearances, including four goals in 10 Bundesliga games this season. Plus, with five assists, he gives the impression of a special talent.
He’s a fantastic dribbler, he loves nutmeg, he has the ability to make precise long passes and at the same time find players through the smallest gaps, good at set pieces (especially free kicks), he loves to hit from the distance and is an excellent player who crosses the ball – these are some of the attributes that instantly catch your eye.
I’m not really sure if he’s the one the Spurs need right now. It would be a quality addition, but it would have a hard time getting into the current configuration. José Mourinho has a host of attacking midfielders at his disposal and as such players like Dele Alli and Lucas Moura are struggling to get regular matches.
At Arsenal, he could be a natural heir to Mesut Ozil, whose future is apparently far from the Emirates. It’s an exciting prospect, which would be available at a bargain price, but potential suitors need to hurry.