Dominik Szoboszlai is flattered by the interest being shown in him by the likes of Arsenal, Everton and Leicester City, speaking to Blikk after yet another dazzling display for Red Bull Salzburg.
A teenage Hungarian might base his game on Paul Pogba and Toni Kroos (Goal) but, during a superb season at the Austrian champions, he continues to produce numbers that a pair of World Cup winners can only dream of.
The set-piece specialist has been in remarkable form since Project Re-start got underway and produced a performance for the ages during Salzburg’s 7-2 thrashing of Rapid Vienna in midweek.
Not only did Szoboszlai score his tenth of the season with an igneous flicked finish – he also produced a hat-trick of assists, taking his tally to 16 overall.
No wonder the likes of Everton have shown an interest in a player who should have Gylfi Sigurdsson looking nervously over his shoulder (TuttoJuve).
Arsenal are also interested in the £18 million-rated Szoboszlai according to The Guardian last week, who could be the man to step into Mesut Ozil’s shoes at the Emirates.
“Of course, the interest is good,” the 19-year-old sensation admits.
“But I don’t let it affect my everyday life in any way. My motivation is to keep improving.
“During the quarantine, I did not waste my time. I train more, more effectively and more consciously. Week by week, I feel like I’m in better shape, but I hope this is just the beginning of the process.”
Szoboszlai is certainly just getting started.
With 26 goals and assists to his name this season, it seems only a matter of time before he is on his way to one of the biggest leagues in Europe.
The Sun in April recently claimed that Leicester see Szoboszlai as a potential replacement for James Maddison but, with the Foxes’ number ten expected to stay, it could be a straight battle between Arsenal and Everton.