RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann has been touted as a potential replacement for Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur recently and if he were to become the new manager, it would surely increase their chances of signing long-term target Marcel Sabitzer.
The Daily Telegraph reported recently that the German manager will be Daniel Levy’s top target for Spurs should Mourinho fail to arrest the North London club’s recent decline, which has seen them go from title hopefuls to mid-table in the top-flight in the space of a few months.
If the 33-year-old were to join Spurs as their new manager, then it would perhaps not be a surprise to see him bring his captain Sabitzer with him, considering the Austrian international has been regularly linked with a move to the North London club over the past year.
It seems as if Mourinho has been a big fan of the midfielder since he scored twice to knock Spurs out of the Champions League last season, although he may never get an opportunity to manage the 26-year-old if he ends up losing his job this season.
Certainly, if Sabitzer is considering the possibility of joining the Lilywhites in the summer, then he could be convinced to make the switch if his current manager follows suit.
Nagelsmann is clearly a huge fan of the former Rapid Vienna man, having made him his captain and suggested that he is the one constant in his midfield as he “always plays well.”
That seems to have been the case so far this season, with Sabitzer having contributed five goals and two assists in his 18 Bundesliga appearances, averaging a very solid 7.06 rating.
There is no doubt that the 26-year-old could be a great addition in this Spurs midfield, and therefore if Daniel Levy does appoint Nagelsmann in the near future, it would not be a surprise to see the young manager bring his £37.8 million-rated captain with him to North London.
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