Chelsea and Newcastle United are interested in signing RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai ahead of next season.
Ben Jacobs has told Caught Offside that Chelsea and Newcastle United are keen on Dominik Szoboszlai. The Hungary international has been in fine form in the Bundesliga, and his performances have attracted a lot of attention. The two Premier League clubs are interested in signing the 22-year-old attacking midfielder in the summer.
Szoboszlai moved from Red Bull Salzburg to sister club RB Leipzig in the winter of 2021. Since joining the Bundesliga club, the 22-year-old has gone from strength to strength. He has made a total of 77 appearances and has 37 goal contributions.
He has played an important part in RB Leipzig’s run in the ongoing season. The German club are currently fourth in the league, and Szoboszlai has played an important part in that with 12 goal contributions in 21 league matches. In addition, he has 18 goal contributions across all competitions.
The 22-year-old’s contract at the Bundesliga club ends in the summer of 2026. And, Leipzig are in no hurry to cash in on the Hungary international. However, there is a release clause in his contract that can be triggered by clubs interested in his services.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United and Chelsea are interested in the Leipzig attacking midfielder. The Blues have been scouting him for a while and can push for his services in the summer.
Szoboszlai is a versatile player who can play in almost every attacking position and can even feature as a central midfielder. Despite that, he does not really fit in at Chelsea because of the number of new signings that have arrived of late. The Blues will have to offload a few players before they push for the 22-year-old.
However, the Magpies will surely love to have him in their ranks. Newcastle are pushing for a spot in the Champions League for next season. They have been doing well in the current campaign, and Eddie Howe is keen on adding firepower in order to the next step.
The arrival of Szoboszlai will surely help their cause. The 22-year-old will add more quality to their ranks and his versatility will be a big advantage for manager Howe. However, it won’t be an easy task for any of the clubs to sign Szoboszlai in the summer. Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku is set to join Chelsea in the summer, and clubs are pushing for Josko Gvardiol.
RB Leipzig won’t be willing to sell all three of them in the same window. The Bundesliga giants are likely to allow only one of Szoboszlai or Gvardiol in the summer. But, if any of the clubs trigger the release clause things could end up being different. Meanwhile, it will surely be an interesting transfer story to keep an eye on.