RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer is reportedly a target for Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.
The Austrian international has been a part of Leipzig since 2014 and has made nearly 200 appearances for the club in all competitions. He was a key part of the Leipzig team that got promoted from Germany’s second division to the Bundesliga.
As per Sport Bild, Tottenham are keen on signing Sabitzer and they could snap him up for a fee of around €30 million. The 26-year-old midfielder has two years remaining on his current deal at Leipzig.
Sabitzer has made 44 appearances for the Austrian national team, scoring eight goals in the process. For Leipzig, he has managed 45 goals and 36 assists in all competitions.
Marcel Sabitzer – A top option for Tottenham Hotspur?
Jose Mourinho has changed the look of the Spurs squad over the last year or so as he has brought in players that suit his style of play and philosophy. He has made additions to the midfield area which has made a difference.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s arrival from Southampton has added more tenacity in midfield as the Dane is a hard-working, determined character in midfielder, which is what Mourinho will get with RB Leipzig’s Marcel Sabitzer.
Sabitzer has been moved to a central position, having played out wide as well as an attacking midfielder at the start of his career. He still occasionally plays out on the wing but Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann has preferred to play him centrally. Sabitzer is a player that presses well to win the ball, and has loads of energy and endurance to do it for a large part of the game.
The 26-year old likes driving at opposition defences when he has the ball at his feet, something that has suited Nagelsmann’s style really well. Last season, he scored nine goals and made seven assists, averaging 2.2 shots per game in the Bundesliga.
Sabitzer could be a very good option for Mourinho, either as part of a midfield three or as a No. 10. The Austrian could complement the likes of Hojbjerg or Giovani Lo Celso, and would add goals from the middle of the park, which has dried up since Dele Alli’s dip in form.
The Austrian has vast experience and will make this Tottenham side a much stronger team in the central areas of the pitch.
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