Newcastle United suddenly have eyes everywhere with their increased scouting network, but it seems they keep going back to RB Leipzig to keep an eye on Dominik Szoboszlai.
Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai was first mentioned alongside Newcastle back in March when the scouting mission began. Now Sky Sports Germany have claimed that the Newcastle delegates have followed RB Leipzig home and away to watch Szoboszlai and his teammate Amadou Haidara.
This comes from Sky journalist Philipp Hinze who tweeted: “Sky Info: Dominik Szoboszlai and Amadou Haidara have recently been scouted live by Newcastle United several times. Both at home and away games. Most recently in Leverkusen. But the Magpies are more interested in Szoboszlai.”
Szoboszlai almost joined Arsenal two years ago before moving to Leipzig
As mentioned by Hinze, it’s the 22-year-old Hungarian that Newcastle seem the most keen on.
Szoboszlai almost came to the Premier League two years ago when Arsenal were interested in a £22.5million move, but ultimately walked away from the deal and that’s when he moved to Leipzig from the other energy drink club in Europe, RB Salzburg. Salzburg stand to make 20% of the profit if Leipzig do sell this summer.
Life in Germany got off to a very slow start as the midfielder had to wait several months to make his debut due to injury, but since then he’s quietly gone about his business and established himself as a regular in the Leipzig starting lineup.
Newcastle need more creativity and Szoboszlai would certainly bring that
Bulinews have said he’s one of the most promising prospects in Germany and have said he’s having a ‘superb’ season in the Bundesliga.
In his 27 league appearances this season he has managed four goals and eight assists for the fifth-placed side playing as an attacking midfielder.
Newcastle are looking to add more creativity to their attack this summer and it appears that the Magpies’ scouts have found something they like in Szoboszlai.
It’s likely that Newcastle would have to pay considerably more than the £22million Arsenal were going to pay two years ago, but I doubt he’ll break the bank either.
If our scouts keep going back to watch him, there must be something in this link. Perhaps a bid could be made sooner rather than later.
It looks as though that injury problem that kept him form making his Leipzig debut for so long was just a one-off and is nothing to worry about. In which case, I say we should go for it. At 22-years-old he still has a few years before he hits his peak and there’s nobody better to guide him there than Eddie Howe.