German football expert Daniel Pinder believes Tottenham Hotspur could strengthen their attacking options by signing Austrian star Marcel Sabitzer in a cut-price deal, with The Athletic reporting last month he could be available for just £15m.
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Spurs have been keeping tabs on RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Christopher Nkunku. The 23-year-old has reportedly been attracting attention from Arsenal and Barcelona following a fine season which saw him score seven goals in 40 appearances.
But Daniel Pinder, editor-in-chief at Get German Football News, believes Nuno should be in the market for Nkunku’s Leipzig team-mate Sabitzer instead.
Sabitzer – who starred at Euro 2020 before Austria lost to Italy in the last 16 – has been linked with Arsenal, Roma and Milan this summer.
But, with the 27-year-old yet to agree new terms with Leipzig, Pinder feels Spurs could bag a bargain deal if they move quickly.
Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, Pinder said: “Sabitzer’s contract expires in 2022, so they could potentially get him for a smaller fee than Nkunku.
“I think, should Dele Alli leave, Sabitzer would be a better replacement for Alli than Nkunku.”
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