One name that has been linked with Lazio – since June 2019 – as a potential reinforcement for the midfield is RB Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai. The Hungarian midfielder is considered to be one of the most talented young prospects in Europe and has attracted a lot of interest from top clubs in the top five European leagues. On May 17, 2020, Dominik’s agent Matyas Esterhazy spoke about the player’s future to Tutto Mercato Web.
“Our position is very simple at the moment. We are thinking about ending the season in Austria and then seeing who enquires about Dominik from the top five European leagues (England, Germany, Italy, France, Spain). Something will be known in the coming weeks.”
“We will choose the best possible project; I think Dominik has the chance to become one of the best players in Europe in his position.”
“Which league? At the end of the day, the choice will be made by the player. But in my opinion, Italy is usually a good destination.”
“Milan, Roma, Lazio, or Atalanta? If the time is right, Serie A is one of the most likely choices, obviously.”
Therefore, whilst not entirely closing the door on a move to Italy, Szoboszlai appears to prefer a move to the Serie A; in May 2020, he spoke about his future himself, stating that Serie A is an interesting league.
A talented midfielder, Szoboszlai is certainly one-to-watch wherever he moves. Offering a creative spark from midfield and a high work-rate, he is similar to Milinkovic-Savic yet lacks experience in a top league that the Serbian boasts.
Although it appears that the Serbian is more likely to remain with the Biancocelesti once again if Claudio Lotito receives an astronomical bid he may find it hard to turn it down, in which case Lazio may well put an offer on the table for Szoboszlai; a major obstacle in Lazio’s pursuit has always been the price-tag, with Salzburg valuing the Hungarian at over €30 million.