Liverpool’s Dominik Szoboszlai is the most expensive Hungarian footballer, but the young Bournemouth left-back, Milos Kerkez, performed exceptionally well last weekend – they will go head-to-head on Saturday, reports Világgazdaság.
Hungarian football fans could already be looking forward to the start of the English Premier League, knowing that both Dominik Szoboszlai and Milos Kerkez are guaranteed starters in their new teams. However, for England and the world, it was only at the weekend that the big revelation came that not only the most expensive Hungarian footballer ever, but also the youngest ever Hungarian Premier League player, could have a huge future ahead of him.
While Szoboszlai, who was bought out for €70 million from German side RB Leipzig, traveled to London for the opening round tie against Chelsea,
Kerkez Milos made his Premier League debut at the age of 19, 9 months and 5 days, putting him at the top of the relevant Hungarian list.
We have never had such a young player in the world’s top football league. He played the whole game in a 1-1 draw against West Ham, which is a big deal.
Bournemouth is still a small team, despite its wealthy owner, and its first priority is to stay in the league, so a draw is not a bad result against the winners of the third European Cup, the Conference League’s spring league.
After a phenomenal play on Saturday, including 40 passes, 4 assists and 6 turnovers, the team selected Kerkez as the best player of the match – the league voters chose West Ham’s goal scorer Jarrod Bowen. However, while the latter is a 26-year-old England striker with an estimated market value of €38 million, our footballer is still a teenager and is valued at €15 million, although Bournemouth have already paid the equivalent of €18 million for him to Dutch side Alkmaar.
An important real-life trend is indicated by the database of German transfer guide Transfermarkt, showing that Kerkez’s market value has risen more than 20-fold since last summer. It is guaranteed that if he performs like his opening round performance in the (near) future, his value will rise sharply.
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The second round of the Premier League will provide an excellent platform for this, with a “Hungarian” showdown:
Bournemouth will pay against Liverpool on Saturday, at Szoboszlai’s first home game at the legendary Anfield Stadium.
Tactically, Szoboszlai will play on the right of Liverpool’s three-man midfield and Kerkez on the left of Bournemouth’s four-man defense, hence they could even have plenty of duels.
Via Világgazdaság, Featured photo via Twitter/Kerkez Milos