According to a report by Calciomercato, Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund are ‘trying’ to sign RB Leipzig star Marcel Sabitzer – while Italian giants AC Milan ‘concretely’ think about a move as well.
The Lowdown: Spurs eyeing Sabitzer…
Tottenham have been linked with the Austria international since as far back as last year.
Indeed, Spurs retained an interest even during Jose Mourinho’s tenure as boss, with those links failing to die down as an update now emerges from Italy.
The Latest: Spurs ‘trying’ to sign Sabitzer…
As per Calciomercato, Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund are ‘trying’ to sign the 27-year-old this summer but Milan are also on his case.
Sabitzer’s contract expires in 2022, and while the club have offered him the chance to extend, he is currently taking his time and ‘examining all the requests’.
The midfield maestro also has a €50 million release clause (£42.5m) in his current deal but Calciomercato say ‘it could go away in the middle’ – with the headline also detailing a ‘discount on the clause’.
The Verdict: Get him in…
Tottenham should definitely try and sign Sabitzer this summer if they can in fact get him for less than his £42.5m clause.
The Lilywhites have debatably been lacking a creative midfield presence who can provide threat going forward, with some even saying they have failed to replace Christian Eriksen’s influence since his departure.
Sabitzer averaged an impressive 2.2 shots on goal per 90 over 24 Bundesliga starts last season (WhoScored), even more than the likes of Son Heung-min and Gareth Bale for Spurs in the Premier League, while also creating over one chance per match.
Meanwhile, former Spurs keeper Paul Robinson is certainly an admirer, branding him a ‘sensational player’ in an interview with Football Insider.
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