Italian heavyweights drops out of the race for Arsenal target

Arsenal has been handed a boost in their bid to sign young Hungarian midfielder, Dominik Szoboszlai, this summer after AC Milan dropped out of the race for his signature.

The RB Salzburg star has been one of the most sought-after young midfielders in Europe for some time now.

His fine form as the Austrians dominated their domestic league and impressed in the Champions League this season has attracted the attention of Arsenal, Chelsea and Milan.

Milan had been ahead of his other suitors in the race to sign him because of the expected arrival of Ralf Rangnick, who was supposed to join them as the next manager of Milan.

However, the Italians will no longer make him their next manager and because he was the person championing the signing of the midfielder, they have now turned their attention elsewhere.

Arsenal is looking to rebuild their team this summer and midfield is one position that Mikel Arteta will hope to improve on.

The Spaniard has shown that he can do a good job in terms of developing young talents, and the 19-year-old might thrive under his management.

Sempre Milan citing MilanNews claims that he is valued at €25m. The Gunners can try to beat down that price.

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8 Comments

  1. Wayne says:

    Arsenal should buy Szoboszlai asap. He is surely a great young talent with a lot of experience. We need an attacking midfielder that scores goals and provides assist. While, there areas of his game that can be improved, he is better than the whole lot that arsenal currently got. His current transfer market value is only 22.5m pounds. Please get him now. That’s a long term investment too.

    1. RFrancis says:

      I agree.

  2. Wayne says:

    While Thomas Partey might be among the top defensive midfielders,his current transfer market value is 36m pounds, yet Athletico Madrid is demanding Arsenal to pay 45m pounds and the player is asking for 200,000 pounds weekly salaries. Ridiculous Partey, who, earns a mere 65,000 pounds weekly currently his club. Arsenal should forget this Partey and invest wisely in Teun Koopmeiners 14m pounds and Amadou Diawara 21m pounds . Teun is a holding midfielder that scores goals and provides assist. Diawara will bring physicality and aerial power to our midfield. Combined, they cost 10m pounds less than Partey and I am sure that their wages will be much less than Partey demand. Arsenal will also be adding to the squad depth.

    1. RSH says:

      There is no adequate replacement for someone of Partey’s level. You either get him, or you get someone worse essentially. Arsenal have been fiddling about this particular position since Vieira left. That’s ridiculous. If Arsenal want to compete, you have to invest. Simple as this. The cheap option will give you the lesser player in this situation, and in many of Arsenal’s other situations.

      1. ozziegunner says:

        👍 RSH, Thomas Partey is the tall physical commanding box to box midfielder Arsenal has missed since Patrick Viera left. Arsenal needs to show their ambition and pay the €50 million, as he is the most important signing Arsenal could make in years. Just remember how Arsenal missed out on Kante. I am sick and tired of the Arsenal midfield being bullied and overrun.
        As for Szboszlai, as much as I believe he would do well with Arsenal, they don’t seem to want to pay Real Madrid €25 million for Danny Ceballos, looking for a loan deal, so how would they pay more to Salzburg?
        The worry with Ceballos is that his heart is still in Spain and Arsenal shouldn’t want to make the same mistake they did with an unsettled player in Torreira. Thus Szboszlai is a good option alternating with Emile Smith-Rowe.
        Lucas Torreira is being mooted in a swap deal with Roma for DM Amadou Diawara. We can only hope this is well as, not instead of Thomas Partey as they are totally different players in type and class.

  3. Andrew Elder says:

    He was first mentioned by Grandad as a player we should consider and since then I have watched a series of videos of him in action. Looks a great raw talent who could develop into the top class attacking midfielder we so badly need. If we can get him for £22m it would be a great bit of business, but the caveat here is ‘if wishes were horses beggars would ride’!!!!

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍 Andrew, as an alternative to Ceballos, not Partey.

  4. Grandad says:

    Yes Andrew and Ozzie as an alternative to Ceballos accompanied by Partey or Sakaria.With respect to Ceballos, who is an excellent technician on the ball, the young Hungarian, who’s name I have difficulty spelling,runs well off the ball, has genuine pace, and lastly is a very fine finisher.He would be a great long term acquisition for Arsenal.

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