The report says that Arsenal are readying a £15 million bid for the young sensation, but face competition from Serie A for his signature.
And on his official Twitter account, Maric was asked about Szoboszlai and said he has the ‘potential to become the best CM (central midfielder) in the world’.
The key for Arsenal this summer is investing in young talent that can then develop and get to the level required to take them back to the top.
They can’t afford to go out and get ready-made stars, but they must make sure that the players they do get have that room for growth.
On that score, the signs would appear to be good based on Maric’s comments, as someone who knows the Hungarian player well.
That said, Maric could be cynically trying to boost the asking price up or create a bidding war. Arsenal fans will have to wait and see how good Szoboszlai is if they do eventually get him.