Tottenham tracking RB Leipzig star Marcel Sabitzer but no bid on the cards

Tottenham are tracking RB Leipzig star Marcel Sabitzer but for the time being, there is no intent on making an offer to the Bundesliga side.

This is according to sources close to Premier League Central that reliably inform us that Spurs are keeping tabs on the midfielder.

The 26-year-old is key to Julian Nagelsmann’s side and Spurs fans will be familiar with his talent after he scored a brace against them in the Champions League Round of 16-second leg last season.

LEIPZIG, GERMANY – MARCH 10: Marcel Sabitzer of Leipzig celebrates his team’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16-second leg match between RB Leipzig and Tottenham Hotspur at Red Bull Arena on March 10, 2020 in Leipzig, Germany. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY ALEX GRIMM/BONGARTS/GETTY IMAGES.

Jose Mourinho’s side is built to excel in counter-attacking situations and given the way that Leipzig play, this makes Sabitzer the ideal attacking midfielder for Tottenham to target because he comes readymade with the tools required to, almost literally, hit the ground running.

His strengths are undoubtedly his ability to knit play together even while under pressure and when you couple that with his vision and ability to keep the ball when being tightly marked, you get the archetype no.10 in a Mourinho system.

Sabitzer is under contract with Leipzig until 2022 but Premier League Central sources report that the Austrian doesn’t plan on renewing his terms with his Bundesliga employers which will make signing him all the cheaper if Mourinho signs him in January or at the end of the season.

LEIPZIG, GERMANY – MARCH 10: Marcel Sabitzer of RB Leipzig celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between RB Leipzig and Tottenham Hotspur at Red Bull Arena on March 10, 2020 in Leipzig, Germany. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY MARTIN ROSE/BONGARTS/GETTY IMAGES.

In all competitions last season, Sabitzer scored 16 times and laid 11 goals on for his RBL teammates, according to Transfermarkt. This output would likely take a hit in the Premier League but his 7 goal contributions in 9 Champions League games proves that he’s not just benefitting from playing in the Bundesliga.

We understand that Spurs are currently just tracking him but it’s clear to see why the RB Leipzig skipper appeals to Jose Mourinho.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.
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