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Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell believes the Gunners could still secure the signing of Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Salzburg, despite reports claiming the midfielder is set to join sister club RB Leipzig. Szoboszlai has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates and Campbell claimed “he could come to the Premier League as a bigger money move” but did concede that “Leipzig may have been the best move for him right now”.
Szoboszlai has scored eight goals and provided ten assists in 20 appearances for Salzburg in all competitions so far this season.
Arsenal have been linked with the 20-year-old, with manager Mikel Arteta desperate to sign a creative midfielder.
They attempted to bring Houssem Aouar to north London over the summer but the 22-year-old ended up staying at Lyon.
Now, they look set to miss out another target, with Leipzig the favourites to sign Szoboszlai.
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Asked about the news that Szoboszlai is set to join Leipzig instead of Arsenal, Campbell told Football Insider: “Let’s be brutally honest, we are still an attractive club to join but we are in a difficult position right now.
“The Arsenal move might be one move too soon for him.
“Going to Leipzig could be a smoother transition for him because Arsenal are having some difficulties.
“If he goes there and plays well then the Arsenal move is a bigger money move.
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“It could potentially still happen.
“He could come to the Premier League as a bigger money move.
“Szoboszlai will have looked at his situation in a detailed way and even though we are in the Premier League, Leipzig may have been the best move for him right now.”
Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch recently praised the midfielder in an appearance on the Futbol with Grant Wahl podcast.
Marsch said: “He’s an incredible talent, and I say this: When you coach young players, you have to love them and love the fact that they’re going to move on and love that they’re going to have big opportunities to prove themselves and show how good they are.
“If you’re only worried about how it affects your success, then you’re not really going to ever be effective at coaching and leading young people.
“So with a guy like Dominik, I mean, I want him to show everyone in the world how good he is.”
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