2R03B5T Freiburg Im Breisgau, Germany. 06th May, 2023. Soccer: Bundesliga, SC Freiburg - RB Leipzig, Matchday 31, Europa-Park Stadion. Leipzig's Dominik Szoboszlai cheers after the game. Credit: Tom Weller/dpa - IMPORTANT NOTE: In accordance with the requirements of the DFL Deutsche FuBball Liga and the DFB Deutscher FuBball-Bund, it is prohibited to use or have used photographs taken in the stadium and/or of the match in the form of sequence pictures and/or video-like photo series./dpa/Alamy Live News

Liverpool to trigger Dominik Szoboszlai £60m release clause ahead of transfer

Liverpool have informed RB Leipzig they will trigger Dominik Szoboszlai‘s release clause, with the deal now considered in an advanced stage.

Szoboszlai has emerged as a surprise priority target for the Reds as their midfield rebuild continues, with news of interest only breaking on Wednesday.

The situation has developed swiftly since then, with This Is Anfield reporting on Friday morning that the club was prepared to push forward with a deal.

This Is Anfield now understands that Liverpool will trigger a release clause in the 22-year-old’s contract, meaning the deal for Szoboszlai is expected to be worth €70 million (£60.1m), as stipulated by the fee agreed in his contract with Leipzig.

With talks having escalated quickly, the likelihood is that the midfielder will be unveiled in the coming days.

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - Tuesday, August 25, 2020: FC Red Bull Salzburg's Dominik Szoboszlai during a post-match press conference after a preseason friendly match between FC Red Bull Salzburg and Liverpool FC at the Red Bull Arena. (Pic by Propaganda)

Szoboszlai’s arrival will follow that of Alexis Mac Allister earlier this summer, with the pair in line to take up the two advanced roles in Jurgen Klopp‘s new box midfield.

The Hungary captain joined Leipzig from sister club Salzburg in 2021, and has gone on to score 20 goals and make 22 assists in 91 games.

He has been used in a variety of roles all across the midfield and in attack, even as a centre-forward, with his versatility a key asset.

Meetings were held with Szoboszlai’s camp earlier in the week, with personal terms not due to be an issue.