Writing recently on a discussion on The Athletic website, Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Charlie Eccleshare discussed the club’s links with RB Leipzig winger, Marcel Sabitzer.
Since moving to Leipzig from Rapid Vienna in what was a £1.8 million deal back in 2014, Sabitzer has gone on to feature 201 times for the Bundesliga side, scoring 46 goals and providing 37 assists along the way.
So far this season, the £31.5 million-rated 26-year-old has impressed for Julian Nagelsmann’s side over his seven league appearances, scoring three goals and averaging a WhoScored match rating of 7.03 – ranking him as the club’s joint sixth-best performer in the German top flight.
As a result of his fine performances for Leipzig, it has been reported that the winger is on the wish list of Spurs boss, Jose Mourinho, with the potential of the club making a move for the Austria international in either the January transfer window or next summer.
However, writing recently on a discussion on The Atheltic, Eccleshare claimed he would ‘be amazed’ if Tottenham made a move for Sabitzer in January, although, the journalist did suggest that Daniel Levy could potentially spring a surprise move for the winger.
He wrote: “Would be amazed if anything happened in January. But he is a player with a lot of admirers at Spurs so could be one to revisit in the summer. And who knows after the summer Spurs had, maybe Levy will spring another surprise!”
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While it is evident that Sabitzer is a player of tremendous ability, as can be seen from his goal and assist return over his career at Leipzig, in our opinion, one reason why Eccleshare would be shocked by a January move for the winger could be just how well Spurs are currently stocked in Sabitzer’s position already.
Putting aside injury and illness, Mourinho can currently choose from the likes of Heung-min Son, Steven Bergwijn, Gareth Bale, Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela and Jack Clarke to operate from either the left or right-wing at Spurs, which appears to leave little room for the potential addition of Sabitzer.
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