Dominik Szoboszlai is likely to leave RB Salzburg in January, but his release clause has a few specific conditions, according to David Ornstein.
Regularly linked with a move to Arsenal in the last few months, Dominik Szoboszlai is likely to be on the move in January.
The Athletic name RB Leipzig, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, and Spurs on the list of clubs reportedly following him, but the outlet doesn’t formally confirm or deny any of those reports.
David Ornstein does confirm Arsenal are considering Szoboszlai, but the details of the player’s release clause aren’t as straightforward as they previously seemed.
The player has a €25m release clause, which is pretty affordable, but it has to be paid in one go. If a club plans to pay it in January, Szoboszlai has to give notice by December 15th. Plus, Salzburg will have a 20% sell-on clause.
Given this sell-on clause is based on the entire future sale fee, not just the profit, that means the buying club would have to subsequently sell Szoboszlai for more than €31.25m or they’d make a loss.
Assuming the 20-year-old progresses and reaches his potential, that shouldn’t be a problem, but it’s something to keep in mind.
The key detail here is the mid-December deadline. Arsenal basically need to make a decision now if they want to bring the player in during the winter window. Otherwise, they’ll have to wait for the summer and hope no other clubs make a move.