Szoboszlai extends Leipzig contract despite not making debut
Dominik Szoboszlai has extended his contract with RB Leipzig by a further year – until 2026 – even though he has yet to make his debut for the club.
The Hungarian international signed from RB Salzburg in January, but is yet to make his first appearance because of long-term adductor injury.
“Of course, my first six months at RB Leipzig were different to what I had imagined,” Szoboszlai said.
”The goal was for me to be able to help the team on the pitch during the second half of the season, which unfortunately didn’t work out. But I’m now fully recovered; I will be able to go 100% next season and I can’t wait for the new campaign.”
“From day one, I have felt total backing, complete trust and maximum support from the club during this difficult phase. The contract extension during this period is another strong indication of that and underlines that we want to do something and be successful together in the long term.”
An attacking midfielder who tends to feature centrally or on the left, Szoboszlai registered plenty of goals and assists during his time in Salzburg.
The 20-year-old had 30 goal contributions in his last season-and-a-half in Austria before making the switch to the Bundesliga to further his career.
He follows in the footsteps of Naby Keita who made the same move before his £48million transfer to Liverpool in 2018. In-form forward Patson Daka could be the next in line.