Reported Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool target Dominik Szoboszlai has missed out on a move to AC Milan, Hungary coach Marco Rossi tells Radio Punto Nuovo.
Before Stefano Pioli made himself all-but indispensable in the San Siro dugout thanks to a remarkable run of results from the turn of the year onwards, Milan appeared to be on the verge of replacing the former Inter boss with one of European football’s most respected coaches.
Ralf ‘the Godfather of Gegenpressing’ Rangnick appeared to be on the verge of an unveiling for months before the Serie A giants performed a dramatic U-turn and decided to stick with Pioli instead.
A sudden change of heart not only robbed Rangnick of his chance of taking over at a major European club – it also denied Szoboszlai the chance to become the jewel amongst a treasure trove of exciting young gems at the San Siro.
“If he were to come to Italy, I think he’d become a complete player very quickly. I know Szoboszlai was very close to Milan with Rangnick,” says Rossi, who claims that Gennaro Gattuso’s Napoli also expressed an interest.
“He has a ballistic ability like very few – I struggle to see someone who shoots like him in the top leagues. He has a gift.”
With a £23 million release clause in his contract (Gazzetta), Szoboszlai will be following Erling Haaland and co out of the Red Bull Salzburg finishing school in the near future with head coach Jesse Marsch expecting offers in January (Futbol).
90Min reports that Tottenham, Leicester, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton have watched the goalscoring midfielder in November, as have Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League champions Liverpool.
Arsenal are also among Szoboszlai’s many admirers, having tracked the Budapest-born set-piece specialist since 2019.
The Milan ship, however, appears to have sailed.