According to recent reports, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in the January signing of Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai.
The report by The Athletic claims that as many as six clubs, including north London rivals Arsenal, are interested in signing Szoboszlai this January, with the player reported to be available for a fee of £22.7 million (€25 million), due to a release clause in his contract.
Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Red Bull Leipzig are also said to be keen on a move for the 20-year-old, who, since joining Salzburg from FC Liefering back in January of 2018, has scored 25 goals and provided 33 assists over his 79 appearances for the Austrian Bundesliga side.
The Athletic go on to state that Szoboszlai ‘must give notice by December 15’ if he wishes to leave Salzburg in the upcoming transfer window, with any bids being required to be placed by December 31, which puts a considerable amount of pressure on Daniel Levy to either put up or shut up if he truly wishes to purchase the midfielder.
Do you think that Spurs really need to sign Dominik Szoboszlai?
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It is hard to deny that Szoboszlai is an extremely talented footballer, something that the 20-year-old has demonstrated once again this season in having already bagged eight goals and provided nine assists over his 18 appearances in all competitions – this is only three assists behind Harry Kane, who is in the form of his life.
However, considering the Hungary international operates predominantly from the left-hand side of midfield, it could be argued that this is a position in which Jose Mourinho already has plenty of options, as, in his favoured 4-3-3/4-2-3-1 formation, the 57-year-old can call upon the likes of Heung-min Son, Steven Bergwijn, Gareth Bale, Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela and Jack Clarke.
As such, a move for Szoboszlai, as tempting as the player’s potential may well be, may not be high on the list of Tottenham’s plans this January.
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