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Liverpool activate €70m release clause for top summer target

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The Reds are on the verge of completing their second signing of the summer transfer window.

Liverpool have reportedly triggered Dominik Szoboszlai’s release clause to sign him from RB Leipzig.

Szoboszlai emerged as a priority target for Liverpool since the club completed a £35m move for Alexis Mac Allister earlier this summer.

The deadline for activating Szoboszlai’s release clause was 23.59 CET on Friday. The Reds made their final decision on time, reportedly informing Leipzig about their decision to trigger the option.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Szoboszlai already has a personal agreement in place with Liverpool, with the club now completing the paperwork to register him as their new player.

Szoboszlai arrives at Liverpool on the back of a one-and-a-half-year spell at Leipzig. The German giants signed him for around €22m from RB Salzburg, with the Hungarian star quickly establishing a reputation as one of Bundesliga’s most promising attacking midfielders.

Last season, Szoboszlai made 46 appearances for Leipzig, helping Die Roten Bullen win back-to-back DFB-Pokals. However, an approach from Liverpool convinced him to end his spell at the German club.

Szoboszlai’s impressive chance-creation stats and ball-carrying ability fit Liverpool’s style of play. The former Salzburg star is set to join his new teammates before their friendly match against Karlsruher on July 19.