To Italian news outlet Calciomercato, Marco Rossi – the current Manager of the Hungary National Team – spoke about Dominik Szoboszlai and Lazio’s reported interest in the youngster.
“Without a doubt, Dominik can do very well in a 3-5-2 formation. Lazio is a team that has proven to be truly one of the best this year; even with Simone Inzaghi overall, the club has always played excellent and achieved important results.”
“Right now, they are a top club and therefore an attraction for Dominik, even if he still has to take a few more steps in Europe to prove himself, but I think he is on the right track to be a top player.”
“Dominik an ideal alternative to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic? The Serbian is a great player who has already established himself at the club and proven his worth in Italy. He is certainly more physical than Dominik, but he has less speed. From a technical point of view, I think Szoboszlai could have the upper hand.”
“At this moment Milinkovic-Savic is an all-round player, but he is also older; five years older to be exact. Dominik needs two or three years to establish himself among the best midfielders in Europe.”
Currently owned by Red Bull Salzburg, Szoboszlai has been long targeted by the Biancocelesti; since the summer of 2019 to be exact. In January 2019, as reported by Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Lazio is said to have even made an inquiry about the possibility of securing the 19-year-old Hungarian on a loan with a mandatory buy option at the end of the 2019/20 season; this option would be set at a fee of approximately €30-35 million.
Considered to be one of the most talented young prospects in Europe, it is not only Lazio that are interested in securing his services: he has attracted a lot of interest from top clubs, including Juventus, Milan, and Manchester United. As a result, he spoke about his future at the beginning of May 2020, stating:
“It is now too early to talk about the transfer market. They say Milan are interested in signing me. A passage to the club could be my destiny; who knows. But one thing is certain, I will choose based on what is best for my career. Serie A is an interesting league. However, the Premier League and the Bundesliga are too. There are several teams ready to sign me. I will choose carefully.”