Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for RB Salzburg star Dominik Szoboszlai. The Hungarian is one of the brightest young talents in Europe at the moment, and a whole host of clubs are interested in his services.
Mikel Arteta’s side were among those clubs and Arsenal fans were praying for this deal to go through. However, it looks like Szoboszlai will not making a move to the Premier League any time soon.
Szoboszlai picks Leipzig over Arsenal
Sky Sports Germany claim today that the Hungarian has made his decision. He has picked RB Leipzig as his new club and the Bundesliga giants are hoping to wrap the deal up before Christmas.
If this deal does go through, Arsenal supporters will be genuinely frustrated. Szoboszlai is exactly the type of player we need. He is young, creative, good on the ball and can score goals consistently.
He has a release clause of £23 million which is a a little over what we pay Mesut Ozil every year. Arsenal had a golden opportunity to get him, but now that he is reportedly on his way to Leipzig, his value will triple by this time next year.
Edu, Arteta and co now have to focus their attention elsewhere. Houssem Aouar has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal, but the Frenchman will cost at least twice as much as what Szoboszlai is currently available for, if not more.
Norwich City’s Emiliano Buendia is also reportedly on Arteta’s wish list, but the Argentine is more suited to a role on the wings than in attacking midfield.
It will be interesting to see who we make a move for. A new creator is an absolute necessity, and Szoboszlai would have been perfect. But sadly, it looks like that won’t happen and Arsenal fans are thoroughly disappointed.