Per a report from Bild (behind the Bild+ paywall), Bayern Munich might inadvertently help one of its biggest Bundesliga rivals get better.
With a win over RB Salzburg tomorrow in the Champions League, Bayern Munich reportedly will help smooth the way for Dominik Szoboszlai to join RB Leipzig in January. A loss for the Austrian club will make it almost impossible for RB Salzburg to advance past the group stage and will allegedly put Szoboszlai on the fast track to a transfer:
Half of Europe is hot for mega-talent Dominik Szoboszlai (20). The offensive midfield star finished eighth in the “Golden Boy Award” for the best young player in Europe (winner: Haaland) and is on the list of AC Milan, Tottenham Hotspur, and Atlético Madrid. But all the signs are that the Hungarian national player will be going to Leipzig in the coming weeks.
There have been whispers that Bayern Munich would like to bring in Szoboszlai as well, but roster space is currently an issue in the midfield and wing positions, where Szoboszlai would likely fit. Regardless, it seems like a move to his parent club is what Szoboszlai will make this winter:
The Hungarian (contract in Salzburg until 2022) has made it clear internally that he wants to leave in the January transfer window. The deal is for approximately 20 million euros in proceeds, including a sell-on percentage.
After letting Erling Haaland move on to Borussia Dortmund last year from Salzburg, it seems RB Leipzig is not-so-eager to let another budding star leave the greater organization.