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Report: Szoboszlai Set to Join Leipzig in January

Dynamic Hungarian winger Dominik Szoboszlai has been rumored to make his transfer decision with the East German club RB Leipzig set to be the destination. The current Red Bull Salzburg winger has been much sought after by team such as AC Milan and Arsenal. However, Leipzig is now a destination following their win over Manchester United and current run in the Bundesliga that sees them contending with Bayern Munich for the title.
The move will cost Leipzig upwards of 25 million Euros according to The Guardian. It will be one of the team's largest transfers but could pay off massively in the coming years if Szoboszlai continues to evolve on the field. Currently only 20 years old, the Hungarian has proven to be a force in the Austrian Bundesliga and helped Salzburg retain their title last season. He has scored 16 goals in 54 total games and become an indispensable part of manager Jesse Marsch's team selection. 

The biggest news for Leipzig is that they were able to beat out bigger teams such as AC Milan, Arsenal and Bayern Munich to such a signing. It is a continuing trend that younger players are picking Leipzig over the usual continental giants and shows that players are comfortable with Red Bull's overall project in Germany. More than likely Szoboszlai won't remain with Leipzig long term. However, the move guarantees an even larger transfer fee, should the winger continue his upward trend in the coming years.

Leipzig have made no formal announcement of the transfer but expectations are that Szoboszlai and his team will make it official in the coming weeks. Such a transfer could be a shift in the balance of power and be what the team needs to continue their push for a first ever Bundesliga title.


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