Liverpool close in on second summer signing after bombshell David Ornstein update

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Liverpool appear to be close to announcing a second summer signing in the form of RB Leipzig’s explosive midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai.

David Ornstein of The Athletic published an update on Twitter concerning the Hungarian international, with Newcastle United apparently exiting the race for his signature.

The 22-year-old midfielder has a £60.4m release clause, which is due to expire today (Friday 30th June), hence prompting such sudden haste from the Merseysiders’ front.

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It’s a huge move for Jurgen Klopp’s men, not simply in terms of the figures surrounding a potential deal but also the rather significant hype being generated around his talent and potential.

There may be concerns moving forward around where this leaves the rest of the club’s budget in light of murmurings around limited funds following a failure to qualify for Champions League football.

One might hope that a cut-price fee of £35m previously secured for Alexis Mac Allister will offer greater flexibility than some fear, however, and that the club can truly push on for the remainder of the window.

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