Attacking midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai has left RB Leipzig to sign for Premier League side Liverpool, who triggered the attacker’s release clause. The 22-year-old’s contract was set to expire on 30th June 2026.
Dominik Szoboszlai joined RB Leipzig from FC Red Bull Salzburg in January 2021, but didn’t make an appearance in the first half of the year due to a long-term injury.
He celebrated his debut for RBL on 7th August 2021, when he was substituted on in the 78th minute of RBL’s DFB-Pokal first-round match against SV Sandhausen and scored three minutes later to make it 4-0. He made 45 appearances in all competitions over the course of that season, scoring ten goals and making nine assists. He also won the DFB-Pokal with RBL, their first cup title.
In the season just gone, “Szobo” became a regular player for the team, playing 46 of the 49 games of the season, again scoring ten goals and recording 13 assists.
The captain of the Hungary national team (32 senior caps, 7 goals) was named “2022 Hungarian Footballer of the Year”, and crowned off the 2022/23 season with his goal in the DFB-Pokal final against Eintracht Frankfurt, securing a second cup title.
Overall, he played 91 games for RB Leipzig, scoring 20 goals and setting up 22.
Thanks for everything, Szobo - and all the best for the future!
- “It has been an intense and above all successful few years at RB Leipzig. I have met lots of people on and off the pitch who have really helped me in my development. I matured in Leipzig and have been able to learn a lot, so I have a lot to thank the club for.
When I came to Leipzig in 2021, it was a difficult period for me as I couldn’t help the team as I wanted due to the injury. But I was confident I would bounce back and perform.
Thank you to the team, everyone at the club and especially our fans. We have achieved so much in the past two years. These experiences and successes stay with you and I am very proud of having been a part of this team and a part of this special history.
I am starting a new chapter at Liverpool and it is a great opportunity for me in England to make the next step.”
- “Dominik Szoboszlai has made an outstanding leap in the past season and matured into a leading player at RB Leipzig who has gone and taken on responsibility. He has been a big part of us being able to achieve our aims.
Of course, we would have liked to go into the new season and coming years with Dominik. He has decided, however, to make the move to England and Liverpool, a top team in Europe. This is another testament to us as a club and the work that has been done here to take young players to the next level.
In the case of Dominik Szoboszlai, our hands were tied due to the release clause in his contract, meaning we had to let him go. We will, however, find strong alternatives and other options following this departure, not least with the additions we have already made in the attacking area.”
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