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RB Leipzig's Dominik Szoboszlai Linked With Move To Liverpool FC

Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai is being heavily linked with a move out of Germany to Liverpool FC.

The Athletic's David Ornstein reported that the move is in the advanced stages, and the Reds are keen to land the twenty-two-year-old's signature as quickly as possible.

Szoboszlai is an attacking midfielder who operates centrally but is comfortable moving wide. The midfielder is a physical presence, standing over six foot tall, who can contribute defensively but is most dangerous in the opponent's half.

While fans have been calling for defensive reinforcements on Merseyside, the Hungarian midfielder could finally add the goals and output Klopp's midfield have been missing.

Starting his career with FC Liefering, RB Salzburg's reserve side, Szoboszlai has remained within the Red Bull system, eventually joining RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig.

His time with Red Bull has left an unmistakable imprint on his playing style. The youngster is hungry, aggressive, and dynamic in the transition, constantly looking for direct attacking options - seemingly a perfect fit for Liverpool.

The Hungarian's ability to carry the ball up the pitch and find his teammates on the counter stands out after watching him in the flesh. FBRef record Szoboszlai completing 5.49 progressive passes per ninety, alongside 5.09 shot-creating actions, over the last year.

Over sixty-two appearances in the Bundesliga, the midfielder netted on twelve occasions and provided sixteen assists. Szoboszlai took most of Leipzig's set pieces and has missed just one of his sixteen penalty attempts.

With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita, and Fabio Carvalho leaving the club in various ways, the attacking midfield options have depleted massively after years of low output. Signing Dominik Szoboszlai would be a massive step towards a youthful midfield rebuild.

Reports suggest the Hungarian has a £60 million release clause in his contract. While this may not be met in full, it is likely to be a significant sum should it go ahead.

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