Red Bull Salzburg’s assistant coach, Rene Maric, has said that Dominik Szoboszlai moving to Arsenal is not realistic.
Then the links returned this weekend.
In February, just after Arsenal were linked with Szoboszlai it was claimed we’d miss out as he preferred a move to Serie A and would cost around €10m as his contract ran until 2021. In March, however, his club extended his deal until 2022, driving his price up as they did so.
Now, he’s apparently available for €15m, €6m more than Arsenal believed initially.
Somebody put these rumours to Maric who, after admitting the player had the ‘potential to become the best CM in the world,’ replied with a blunt ‘no’ when asked if there was anything to the transfer rumours.
— RM (@ReneMaric) June 23, 2019
Despite his age, Szoboszlai already has a good physical presence, standing at around 6’1″. He was extremely effective in front of goal with Salzburg’s feeder club FC Liefering, scoring six goals and providing four assists in just nine games. His form earned him a Salzburg call up in the ÖFB-Cup, where he scored another goal and assist.
In all, he finished last season with three goals and four assists in just 717 Bundesliga minutes and is a full Hungary international with four caps against Wales, Azerbaijan, Croatia, and Slovakia in their European Qualifiers campaign where he played an attacking midfield role in the last three games.