RB Leipzig midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai is reportedly “very open” to a potential move to Newcastle United this summer, with the club said to be showing “concrete interest” in the Hungarian international. Szoboszlai has previously expressed his desire to play for a “big club” and has refused to commit his future to RB Leipzig, leading to speculation around his potential departure. Meanwhile, West Ham United’s Declan Rice, who has also been linked with a move to Newcastle, is reportedly more likely to stay in London, with Arsenal emerging as the frontrunners for his signature. However, the Gunners may need to sell Kieran Tierney to raise funds for the £100m+ asking price for Rice.
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Newcastle United fans are eagerly anticipating the summer transfer window as Steve Bruce looks to bolster his squad ahead of the new Premier League season. Two players who have been linked with a move to St James’ Park are RB Leipzig’s Dominik Szoboszlai and West Ham’s Declan Rice.
Szoboszlai has been a long-term target for Newcastle, with the midfielder reportedly ‘very open’ to a move to the club. The Hungary international has a release clause in the region of £60 million, with Newcastle said to be considering activating it.
Despite angering his current club’s hierarchy with his recent interviews, Szoboszlai is still keen to leave RB Leipzig and fulfil his dream of playing for a ‘big club’. Newcastle could provide the perfect platform for him to showcase his talents in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Declan Rice has also been linked with a move to Newcastle. The West Ham midfielder is expected to leave the London club this summer, with Arsenal emerging as the frontrunners for his signature.
However, Newcastle are still considered a potential destination for Rice, with reports suggesting that Mikel Arteta may be open to the sale of Kieran Tierney in order to raise funds for the midfielder.
Despite interest from German champions Bayern Munich, Rice is said to prefer to remain in London. The 24-year-old is considered one of the ‘elite’ targets for Newcastle this summer, but his asking price of over £100 million could prove a stumbling block for any potential suitors.
With the Europa Conference League final against Fiorentina providing the chance for Rice to bid farewell to West Ham, it remains to be seen where he will end up next season.
As the summer transfer window approaches, Newcastle fans will be hoping that Steve Bruce can secure the signings of both Szoboszlai and Rice. With the club looking to build on a solid season in the Premier League, the addition of these two talented midfielders could prove to be a game-changer.
The Premier League season is set to kick off in August, and Newcastle fans will be eagerly anticipating the start of the new campaign. With the potential signings of Szoboszlai and Rice, the club could be in for an exciting season ahead.
Szoboszlai and Rice are just two of the names linked with Newcastle this summer, and it remains to be seen who else Steve Bruce will bring in to strengthen his squad. One thing is for sure, however – Newcastle fans will be hoping for a successful transfer window as they look to build on a promising season in the Premier League.
Source: Chronicle Live