Could RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer be heading to Tottenham?

Stefan Bienkowski
Stefan Bienkowski Updated: 19 May 2021 16:43 CEST 2 min read
Could RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer be heading to Tottenham?

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho may need to bolster his midfield options next season and could turn his attention towards RB Leipzig star Marcel Sabitzer

According to SportBild, the Bundesliga side are making preliminary plans that will come into place if the club are forced to sell the Austrian international this summer. 

Sabitzer has developed into one of RB Leipzig’s most important players since joining from Rapid Vienna in 2014. 

However, with a contract that is set to expire at the end of next season, the German club may be pushed into cashing in on his talents this summer rather than letting him leave for free the following year. 

Should Tottenham sign Sabitzer? 

Although Sabitzer has been an impressive Bundesliga player for some time, the 26-year-old began to show what he could really do last season for Julian Nagelsmann’s side. 

Not only did the central midfielder pick up 16 goals and 11 assists in 44 games in all competitions, but he played a vital role in the team reaching the semi-finals of the Champions  League with four goals and three assists in just nine games – including an assist in the 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals. 

An injury at the start of this season has limited Sabitzer’s contributions this season but the reliable midfielder has still managed to pick up five goals and five assists in 26 games. Which may be of interest to Tottenham. 

The question that then needs to be answered is whether Tottenham need another central midfielder. At the moment Mourinho can call upon Harry Winks, Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele, Moussa Sissoko and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg but how many of those players will the Tottenham manager want in his squad next season? 

Should the Portuguese coach decide to cut his losses with a number of those players, Sabitzer could potentially be an exciting and relatively inexpensive option to replace them.