An ‘update’ on Newcastle’s interest in RB Leipzig’s Dominik Szoboszlai has emerged from Sky Sports in Germany.
It’s reported that talks have taken place between his agent and Newcastle. They even add that we are in a position to pay his £60m release clause and match his salary demands, stating the financial side of this deal would ‘not be a problem.’
HOWEVER, Sky Germany say we remain very interested in Leicester City’s James Maddison, insisting that any move for the Foxes star would ‘kill’ a move for Szoboszlai. So it’s very much one or the other.
This is not surprise, as both are attacking midfielders able to cut in from the right or operate as a number 10, not to mention the fact they’d both be expensive.
With that in mind, it seems Eddie Howe may be facing decision time. It won’t be that simple, as we’ll be working out Maddion’s price tag, wade demands, where he wants to go and who we’d face as competition. Who knows, perhaps we’ve lined up Szoboszlai as a ‘plan B’ because we fear Maddison wants a move elsewhere?
Time will tell. Either way, the Hungarian would be one hell of a back-up option and equally exciting signing should we pursue him instead of the England international.
#Szoboszlai update: There were talks between his agency & @NUFC! Szoboszlai remains internal transfer target of the Magpies. €70 million clause + salary would not be a problem. But: Interest in Maddison continues. “Kill one deal“ possible. Open end. @SkySportDE #RBLeipzig pic.twitter.com/lYMLdAQAIJ
— Philipp Hinze (@philipphinze24) May 29, 2023