Dominik Szoboszlai is the first name on Ralf Rangnick’s list, according to reports.
The season is still not over, and Milan – with coach Stefano Pioli in charge – are still fighting to reach their objectives and secure a place in next season’s Europa League (Napoli-Milan, tomorrow).
However, plans are already underway for the 2020/21 season. Unless something sensational happens, Ralf Rangnick will arrive in Milano next season, assuming the role of the coach and technical director – virtually having complete freedom in the sporting area while being fully backed by CEO Ivan Gazidis and Elliott.
Rangnick currently serves as head of sport and development at Red Bull GmbH and he practically oversees the sporting activities of RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg. Therefore, it is of no surprise to see names from these times linked with Milan, as Ralf is about to take over Milanello.
As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolò Schira, 19-year-old midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai is the top target of Rangnick and is the player the German wants to see at Milan next season above all. Schira reports that Rangnick has already spoken to Szoboszlai and his family, explaining the project of Milan to them. Contacts are in place with his representatives and an offer is on the table.
Schira reports that the Diavolo are willing to offer Dominik a five-year contract worth €1.5m plus bonuses per year. Szoboszlai has a release clause worth €24 million and is wanted by the likes of PSG, Arsenal and Napoli. However, looking at Szoboszlai’s social media activity, it’s obvious he would welcome a move to Milan as he regularly likes posts linking him with a move to the Rossoneri.
The Hungarian Szoboszlai has been at Salzburg since 2017. In 2019/20, he’s played 27 Bundesliga games, scoring 9 goals and assisting 14. He’s recently been crowned Player of the Season in Austria.