Speaking to football.london in a Q&A, reliable Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Alasdair Gold has shed light on Marcel Sabitzer and his possible move to north London this summer.
The Austrian, who is believed to be a prime target for chairman Daniel Levy and manager Jose Mourinho, has impressed in the Bundesliga but hasn’t signed a contract extension with RB Leipzig.
Gold drops enticing Tottenham summer transfer message
This could put the Lilywhites in a strong negotiating position given his current deal expires in 2022, as Leipzig potentially risk losing him as a free agent at the end of next season.
However, as Spurs reportedly take a keen interest, one supporter seemed concerned whether the 27-year-old would still be a target if the club part ways with under-fire boss Mourinho.
Gold, responding to this query, candidly explained that Sabitzer will be chased regardless of who is at the helm.
“I believe Sabitzer is a target that Spurs have long admired and is also someone Mourinho likes,” explained the journalist (via football.london).
“He would be someone they attempt to sign in the summer regardless of who is manager.”
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News that Spurs will likely be targeting the midfielder, a stance irrelevant to Mourinho’s position, could come as music to the ears of some supporters.
He’s averaged an impressive 2.1 shots and 1 key pass per 90 in Germany this season from midfield, all whilst notching six goals and two assists (WhoScored).
If Spurs land Sabitzer this summer, the signing could propel Mourinho’s side to another level.
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