Arsenal will plan to meet Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai‘s €25m (£23m) release clause by paying it in instalments over three years, according to reports in England.
Buyout fees usually have to be paid in full to trigger them and it would, therefore, be up to Salzburg whether they would accept the offer. There are also a whole host of other clubs keeping an eye on the Hungarian international, and fans on Twitter are concerned that the Gunners could miss out on their top January transfer target:
How can we not afford £23mil 🤦🏻♂️
— jed searles (@jedsearles) November 21, 2020
Just £23M but Arsenal are busy with instalments this team is Stingy af..!!!
— #PutSouthAfricaFirst (@syadiko) November 21, 2020
Having to pay £23m over 3 years is embarrassing
— Andrew (@andrewv9182) November 21, 2020
Installment FC ❤️❤️❤️
— Iori Yagami (@StarringMohau) November 21, 2020
So cheap! Buy it now
— Adiel Santos (@t8ursday1) November 21, 2020
We dont deserve him if we cant find £23m.
— Dean B (@Bylesie27) November 21, 2020
We like installments
— Wazza (@Wazzlion) November 21, 2020
This club stinks poverty man
— Ankit #FreePepe (@afcmozartt) November 21, 2020
If our results don’t improve he will join Leipzig 😭😭that’s what I hate
— pratik thapa (@itspratikthapa) November 21, 2020
It has been claimed that there are at least six other Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham, Everton, Wolves and Leicester City, who are interested in Szoboszlai, whilst there are said to be a number of top teams on the continent keen on the 20-year-old.
If Arsenal are to beat the competition, they may well have to find the money to pay the clause upfront, much like they did for Thomas Partey.