Arsenal have been warned that they will not be the only club interested in signing Dominik Szoboszlai in January. Szoboszlai has emerged as a target for Arsenal to help solve the club’s creativity problems. The Red Bull Salzburg midfielder led Hungary to Euro 2020 qualification last week with a late winner in the 2-1 win over Iceland.
Szoboszlai, 20, joined Salzburg in 2018 and has scored 22 goals in 74 appearances in all competitions for the Austrian side.
Arsenal have found the net just nine times in their eight Premier League matches so far this season, so are in need of a bit of extra creativity from midfield areas.
The Gunners were interested in signing Lyon star Houssem Aouar in the summer and are now keen on Szoboszlai.
But Real Madrid are also interested in Szoboszlai and Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus claims his former club will join the race as well.
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“He is a gem,” Matthaus told Munchner Abendzeitung. “He’s like Kai Havertz.
“He could move to RB Leipzig in January, but I’m convinced that every top club in Europe has him on their list, including FC Bayern.
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“In Hungary, Szoboszlai is already being compared to the great Ferenc Puskas.”
Meanwhile, Hungary manager Marco Rossi reckons Germany is where Szoboszlai will end up.
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Speaking to Italian outlet CalcioNapoli24 TV, Rossi said: “I’ve never talked to him about Napoli but he reads and inquires.
“I wouldn’t mind if he moved to Napoli in Italy as, living in Pozzuoli, I would be able to see him more often.
“But my feeling is that he is more likely to end up in Germany: he is ready to make the leap, going to the Bundesliga where there’s a faster pace.
“The Austrian football of Salzburg is similar to that of the Bundesliga and a move to Italy would involve changes and periods of adaptation from a tactical point of view.”
Arsenal will be aiming to bounce back from their shock 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa when Premier League football resumes this weekend.
Mikel Arteta’s side visit Elland Road to play promoted side Leeds United on Sunday.
Leeds have won just one of their home games in the league so far this season.
Arsenal will hope to have Thomas Partey available after he injured his thigh against Villa.
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