Arsenal are one of four clubs in the running to sign highly-rated Red Bull Salzburg youngster Dominik Szoboszlai next month.
Szoboszlai has attracted attention from some of Europe’s leading clubs following his performances for Salzburg in recent seasons, the 20-year-old named as the Austrian Bundesliga’s Player of the Season last term as the club were crowned as champions for the seventh successive campaign.
The Hungary international has impressed during this season’s Champions League group stages and his displays have not gone unnoticed, with Sky Sports reporting that Arsenal are amongst a quartet of clubs interested in his signing.
Mikel Arteta is keen to add creativity to his side with the Gunners having endured a disappointing start to the campaign amid a lack of goals, though will face stern competition for the coveted talents of Szoboszlai.
RB Leipzig – the Red Bull-owned sister club of Salzburg – are keen on a deal to sign the midfielder next month, whilst the likes of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are reportedly monitoring the player ahead of a potential summer transfer.
The Athletic revealed the details of Szoboszlai’s €25 million release clause earlier this week and credited AC Milan, Tottenham and Atletico Madrid amongst the clubs also monitoring developments, though any side will need to pay that fee in full to secure his services.
Salzburg have also included a 20% future sell-on clause for the midfielder, entitling them to a fifth of any fee and not just future profit on one of world football’s most exciting young talents.
Szoboszlai has scored 25 goals and provided 33 assists in just 80 appearances since signing for Salzburg and is regarded as the next leading talent to emerge from Red Bull’s notorious production line.