Newcastle's top transfer target has angered his club after recent statements
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Newcastle United's top transfer target for the upcoming summer window Dominik Szoboszlai has angered current employers RB Leipzig following recent comments made about speculation regarding the attacking midfielder.
The Hungarian was involved in 22 goals across all competitions for the German outfit this season and is understood to be high up Eddie Howe's priority list, with the Englishman looking to add 'at least one or two players that can make the difference.'
Newcastle will have to be cautious when it comes to spending this summer with their budget set to be lowered slightly in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations but as far as Szoboszlai is concerned, the Hungary captain appears to be open to the idea of a move to St.James' Park.
"There are always rumours about players and clubs in football," he told Sport1. "I think every kid dreams of a big club, whether it's in Spain, England or Germany. These are all big clubs in the top five leagues.
"I'm now in Germany with a top three club, but you know that football is fast-paced, so a lot can happen at any time. Right now "I only have one goal in mind: we want to bring the DFB Cup back to Leipzig."
Not only has the interview itself enraged those at Leipzig, but the timing too. Die Roten bullen are set to face Frankfurt this weekend in the DFB Pokal final.
Additionally, according to Florian Plettenberg, the 22-year-old has a release clause of around €70 million. Whether Newcastle will be keen enough to pay that sort of money is yet to be seen.
News #Szoboszlai: Player is very open to leave RB in summer as he’s aware of the concrete interest from @NUFC as revealed.— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) June 3, 2023
➡️ He’s a top transfer target of #NUFC
➡️ Release clause of around €70m
➡️ RB bosses not happy with his latest statements
➡️ It’s a question of the price… pic.twitter.com/zp9aGRIqrj