Newcastle United eye double Bundesliga swoop amid £61m release clause claims

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The Magpies are said to be ready to make a major move ahead of the summer transfer window.

Newcastle United are reportedly ready to launch an extraordinary double raid on the Bundesliga - and their moves could be made easier by release clauses in the current contracts of one of their targets.

Sky Germany have reported Magpies recruitment staff have monitored RB Leipzig duo Dominik Szoboszlai and Amadou Haidara ‘several times’ in recent weeks and has revealed the Magpies were represented at the BayArena two weeks ago as the duo were unable to prevent their side falling to a 2-0 defeat against Bayer Leverkusen.

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Midfielder Haidara has been repeatedly linked with a move to Tyneside ever since the PIF-led consortium completed their takeover of the Magpies in October 2021 and there have also been some suggestions Hungary international Szoboszlai could make a similar move in recent months.

The report suggests it is the latter that United have the most interest in securing and revealed the versatile attacking midfielder has a release clause worth around £61m in his current deal with the Bundesliga club. Szoboszlai has captured the interest of several clubs around Europe after scoring 17 goals and providing 22 assists in just 86 appearances for RB Leipzig since he joined them from sister club RB Salzburg in January 2021. The 22-year-old has also proven himself at international level after scoring seven goals in 30 appearances for Hungary since making his debut in 2-0 defeat in a Euro 2020 qualifier in Slovakia in March 2019.

Mali international Haidara has also been linked with a move to the Premier League in the past and is believed to have impressed scouts from Liverpool and Manchester United in recent seasons. The 25-year-old is another player that has moved between the two Red Bull clubs during his career and he would come at a more modest cost with a fee of around £30m suggested.

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