CEO Oliver Mintzlaff:
"With the signing of Dominik Szoboszlai, we’ve been able to further strengthen our squad. With the positive net spend in the summer as well as reaching the knockout round of the Champions League, we’ve been able to use the revenue to make a transfer of this size even in these financially difficult times. It was important to us that we invested this income directly into the team. With Dominik Szoboszlai, the squad has depth in more areas and gets more quality."
Sporting director Markus Krösche:
"We’re happy to have been able to sign Dominik Szoboszlai and pleased that he’ll be able to help us from January onwards. From the beginning, the talks with Dominik and his agent were very positive, and we’re proud that Dominik chose RB Leipzig, as there were several offers from Europe’s top clubs on the table. That speaks a lot for our journey and ambitions. Dominik has extraordinary potential and can play in every position in midfield. With his ability to use both feet and his threat from distance and set pieces, he brings an incredible amount of skills that will enrich our football."
New signing Dominik Szoboszlai:
"I’m very pleased that this transfer has been completed. The club has developed fantastically. It is among the best teams in the Bundesliga and is also doing well in the Champions League. This step is perfect for my development. I’m coming to Leipzig to work under a top coach and in an extremely ambitious team, that is very young but also has a lot of experience and has been able to celebrate success. Here, I’ll be able to continue my development incredibly and I want to help the club to continue its success in 2021."
Dominik Szoboszlai factfile:
Name: Dominik Szoboszlai
Date of birth: 25th October 2000 in Budapest (Hungary)
Age: 20 years
Preferred foot: right / both
Height: 1.86 metres
Squad number: 17
01/2018 to 12/2020: Red Bull Salzburg
07/2017 to 01/2018: FC Liefering
03/2017 to 07/2017: Red Bull Salzburg
Youth teams until 2017: MOL Fehérvár FC, MTK Budapest, FC Red Bull Salzburg (from March 2017)
Austrian Bundesliga: 55 games | 16 goals | 25 assists
UEFA Champions League: 11 games | 3 goals | 1 assist
UEFA Champions League qualification: 2 games | 2 goals
UEFA Europa League: 3 games | 2 assists