Liverpool Football Club have finalized the acquisition of talented midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Leipzig in a £60 million deal. The 22-year-old Hungarian has committed to a five-year contract that will keep him at Anfield until 2028.
Szoboszlai's move to Liverpool comes after huge speculation with Newcastle also being involved in the race for the midfielder. Safe to say The Reds have won on this occasion.
Negotiations reached it's climax on Friday when Liverpool decided to trigger Szoboszlai's £60 million release clause. The player underwent a medical over the weekend, and pending a work permit, he is due to become Liverpool's second signing this summer, following the recent arrival and monumental signing of recent Argentinian World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton & Hove Albion.
Much like Mac Allister, Szoboszlai is regarded as a versatile midfielder who provides tactical flexibility due to his ability to excel under numerous positions and playing systems. Klopp apparently envisions him playing in the number 8 or number 10 role with the club...
The club did explore several other options to bolster their midfield's technical depth for the Premier League campaign ahead, but ultimately landed Szoboszlai as the man to push The Reds midfield, especially after his recent captaincy for the Hungarian national team.
Klopp had apparently been monitoring Szoboszlai's progress in the Bundesliga, the league in which Jurgen managed Borussia Dortmund until his move to Liverpool in 2015. Safe to say he has been keeping his eyes pealed on the young talent coming out of his native country.
Liverpool finds themselves in the midst of a significant transformation under Klopp's leadership, one in which they failed to do last season. However, this transition occurs during a time of inflated transfer market prices, particularly for midfielders. Despite the lack of Champions League revenue or substantial player sales to assist them, Liverpool remains committed to strengthening their squad's technical quality and depth. It's hard to see Liverpool not challenging for the title this season with some of the movement they're now making in the market. Should we expect another interesting few months ahead for Liverpool?