The agent of Dominik Szoboszlai claims Arsenal’s interest in his client is real, amid reports of a €25m release clause in the player’s contract.
Index (via Sport Witness) quote Dominik Szoboszlai’s agent Matyas Esterhazy saying “Arsenal’s interest is real”. Esterhazy claims Szoboszlai won’t be signing for AC Milan, but Index suggest a move to Germany is still likely, so that’s Arsenal’s main competition.
German outlet TZ report that Szoboszlai has a release clause of €25m lasting until the summer of 2022, when his contract ends. They mention Arsenal as one of the clubs with a potential interest in activating it, along with a number of others.
Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, and Juventus all make the list as well.
Last month, Football.London suggested Arsenal remained on Szoboszlai’s case. Their scouts reportedly watch the player regularly, and view him as someone who could play in more central areas, as opposed to his current role on the left.
Szoboszlai certainly isn’t struggling out on the left, though. The 20-year-old has five goals and eight assists in 12 games already this season, including two goals in three Champions League appearances.
The assists total looks particularly attractive if you’re an Arsenal fan, given the club only have one player with more than two this season – Hector Bellerin (four). They could use the creativity boost, particularly from a young and promising talent.