Dominik Szoboszlai is on his way to Liverpool! Reds trigger €70m release clause to sign RB Leipzig star

Liverpool has moved a step closer to signing Dominik Szoboszlai as their second player of the summer after agreeing to pay the £60 million release clause in his RB Leipzig contract.

 

In order to sign Dominik Szoboszlai, Liverpool has informed RB Leipzig that they would exercise the £60 million release clause.

 

As the provisions of the clause neared their closing hours on Friday, the Reds notified the German club, which is a significant milestone toward the Hungary captain heading to Anfield.

 

Before formally approaching the Bundesliga team on Friday, Liverpool had a fruitful discussion this week with the player’s representation.

 

A £60 million release clause was added to Szoboszlai’s contract, but due to its June 30 deadline, the Reds had to move quickly to close the deal.

 

Newcastle United had also expressed interest in the 22-year-old, and after finishing fourth the previous season, they were able to offer him Champions League football for the upcoming season.

Newcastle United had also expressed interest in the 22-year-old, and after finishing fourth the previous season, they were able to offer him Champions League football for the upcoming season.

The Hungarian was the Magpies’ first choice after James Maddison joined Tottenham Hotspur this week, but the ECHO understands that Szobozslai made it clear that playing for Jurgen Klopp was his desire, forcing them to look elsewhere.

A contract for Fabio Carvalho, 20, to join Leipzig on loan for the upcoming season was hammered out by the two clubs on Friday afternoon, marking a breakthrough in the negotiations with Leipzig.

News of the signing of Alexis Mac Allister will be seen as a major victory for new sporting director Jorg Schmadtke, who formally signed a short-term contract before receiving a formal handover of duties from departing Julian Ward on June 8.

Szoboszlai will likely sign a five-year contract, and it is now anticipated that he will be given permission to undergo a physical with the Reds. He will overtake Virgil van Dijk ($75 million), Alisson Becker ($65 million), and Darwin Nunez ($64 million original) as the fourth most expensive player to ever join at Anfield.

The former Red Bull Salzburg midfielder will bring more depth to a midfield group that already includes World Cup champion Mac Allister after his £35 million Brighton & Hove Albion release clause was activated in the offseason.

Liverpool’s top objective in the summer transfer market has been the midfield after a season of widespread underperformance saw them finish last since 2016.

The Reds’ midfield suffered from issues with form and fitness as they finished the season with their poorest record under Klopp. The exits of James Milner, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have further increased the need for midfielders this summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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