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Is Newcastle United paying £60 million to get Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Leipzig?

The Premier League club, Newcastle United, has ‘cooled’ on Amadou Haidara and may have second thoughts about paying £60 million for his RB Leipzig teammate Dominik Szoboszlai.

Chelsea, the struggling London giants, are reportedly planning to sign Christopher Nkunku in the hopes that he can help them solve their goalscoring problems. However, the experiences of numerous Leipzig imports in English football show that Red Bull does not necessarily give you wings.

After a disappointing time at Chelsea, Timo Werner has returned to Germany. At Wolves, Liverpool, and Leeds, Hwang Hee-Chan, Naby Keita, and Jean-Kevin Augustin all had difficulties for different reasons.

Even though Newcastle United is a fan of Dominik Szoboszlai—the Magpies saw him score the game-winning goal for Werder Bremen in the 96th minute on Sunday—Eddie Howe reportedly wants to sign a player with Premier League experience instead.

Is Newcastle United paying £60 million to get Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Leipzig?

Szoboszlai has a £60 million buyout clause in his contract despite only contributing eight goals and 13 assists this season. About half of the amount may be used to acquire Chelsea’s, Conor Gallagher. Meanwhile, if the Foxes are relegated from the Premier League only two years after winning the FA Cup and the Community Shield, Leicester City may be obliged to sell James Maddison for less than his current market value.

Meanwhile, Sky Germany says Newcastle has lost interest in another Leipzig star player. As a deep-lying, all-action midfield enforcer, Amadou Haidara has been a yo-yo starter for the Red Bull XI under Marco Rose.

However, the ex-Borussia Dortmund coach still considers Haidara an integral component of his future ambitions.

The Mail notes that Haidara’s own contract has a reasonable £33 million release clause. However, the Daily Mail estimates that the Mali international would want a pay of roughly £160,000 each week, making him their biggest earner.

Perhaps Newcastle believes that their resources would be better allocated elsewhere, with a creative midfielder perhaps being a higher priority than a defensive one this summer.

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