Tottenham Hotspur remain keen on Marcel Sabitzer…
That’s according to football.london reporter Rob Guest, who delivered a fresh update to supporters in a recent Q&A session on the website. When asked about interest in the RB Leipzig skipper, he said:
“He’s definitely a player Spurs like a lot. A move away from RB Leipzig could well happen this summer due to his contract status but he will have plenty of clubs to choose from if he can shine for Austria at Euro 2020.
“Spurs could do with bringing in a midfielder who can score and assist regularly but that’s down to Fabio Paratici to decide who they should bring in. He really could be a bargain buy for someone ahead of next season.”
Back in late March, German outlet Sport Bild (via GiveMeSport) claimed that there was a ‘75% chance’ that Sabitzer would join the North London outfit, with him set to cost in the region of €42m (£36m).
The Austrian midfielder was a key target for Jose Mourinho, who is expected to try and bring him to his new club, AS Roma. But reports in Italy have named Spurs as a ‘dangerous competitor’ despite the Portuguese moving on since the initial links.
This would arguably be one of the signings of the summer, and just as Guest claims, Sabitzer is a “bargain buy” for someone out there. Truth be told, the Lilywhites have been crying out for his sort of presence in midfield for at least a year.
Since Christian Eriksen’s departure in January 2020, Spurs have lacked substantial goals and creativity from midfield. The Dane contributed 69 goals and 90 assists across 305 appearances, which is a direct contribution every 151 minutes.
Sabitzer solves this thanks to his electric record, as well as his comparisons to the legendary former playmaker.
Since the start of the 2019/20 season, the Leipzig talisman has bagged 25 goals and provided 18 assists, which is a direct contribution every 151 minutes – exactly like Eriksen, who Get German Football News editor-in-chief Daniel Pinder believes Sabitzer is just like.
He told Football FanCast during an exclusive interview:
“I think he’d bring a lot to Tottenham. He’s very similar to Eriksen, he’s that sort of player that Spurs have been missing in midfield.”
Dubbed the ‘mentality monster‘, it is the sort of signing that would help Spurs bolster their claims to get on track next season and with Harry Kane wanting to leave, Sabitzer could be a very teasing option to stay.
Just imagine the damage he could do with the Austria international and Heung-min Son behind him, having broken Premier League records with just the South Korean last term.
Paratici must look to secure Sabitzer as one of his top priorities this summer.
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