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Napoli should sign Milan tar­get Szo­bos­zlai — Hun­gary coach Rossi

The Ital­ian man­ag­er feels the teenag­er would thrive at the San Pao­lo. Hun­gary head coach Mar­co Rossi believes Salzburg star Dominik Szo­bos­zlai is the “ide­al play­er” for Serie A side Napoli.

Dominik Szoboszlai RB Salzburg 2019-20Get­ty Images

Szo­bos­zlai is a play­er in demand and tipped to leave Salzburg fol­low­ing his exploits for the Aus­tri­an cham­pi­ons – the Hun­gary inter­na­tion­al linked to Napoli, Milan, InterLazio and Pre­mier League out­fit Arsenal.

The 19-year-old mid­field­er has scored 12 goals across all com­pe­ti­tions in 2019 – 20, sup­ply­ing 10 league assists for Salzburg in Aus­tria.

Amid grow­ing spec­u­la­tion, Hun­gary’s Ital­ian boss Rossi feels Szo­bos­zlai would thrive with Gen­naro Gat­tuso’s Napoli.

“He’s a 19-year-old who made his debut for the nation­al team at the age of 18. He’s a very ele­gant and tal­ent­ed play­er, rich in tech­nique,” Rossi told CalcioNapoli24.

“He plays between the lines and is good at assist­ing in the final third. He has great phys­i­cal­i­ty and is tall but, despite its height, also has an excel­lent burst of pace.

“If he decides to accept an offer from Serie A, it would com­ple­ment his tech­ni­cal exper­tise with a cou­ple of things where he still needs to improve, for exam­ple his defen­sive game.

“Tac­ti­cal­ly speak­ing, Salzburg have played him high up on the left and he’s post­ed good num­bers there, but in pos­ses­sion he often plays between the lines to make room for the full-back.

“In a 4−3−3, instead, he could be a box-to-box mid­field­er, capa­ble of sup­port­ing the centre-forward.

“Szo­bos­zlai express­es him­self best in a team who play posi­tion­al­ly. In Italy, Napoli must play foot­ball and not coun­ter­at­tack because they’re among the best teams in Italy, [even if] they might suf­fer in a cou­ple of games every season.

“Dominik would be the ide­al play­er for [Napoli’s] style of play.”

Salzburg have become a pro­duc­tion fac­to­ry for some of the best tal­ents in Europe over the past 12 months, sell­ing Nor­we­gian strik­er Erling Haa­land to Dort­mund. Taku­mi Minamino to Liv­er­pool and Munas Dab­bur to Sevil­la.

Haa­land scored an incred­i­ble 16 goals in 18 games for Dort­mund after join­ing the club in Jan­u­ary — car­ry­ing on with the extra­or­di­nary form that saw him get 29 strikes in 27 match­es for Salzburg pri­or to his move.

Source: goal​.com