RB Leipzig manager Jesse Marsch has admitted that it will be difficult to keep Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Marcel Sabitzer this summer (Calciomercato).
The manager acknowledged that it is ‘difficult to keep a player if he doesn’t want to stay’ but also revealed he has held ‘good conversations’ with Sabitzer.
The midfielder has been strongly linked away from Leipzig this summer, with Fabrizio Romano revealing months ago that the 27-year-old is ‘appreciated by the (Tottenham) board’ and it could be an ‘opportunity at Tottenham’.
Alasdair Gold also previously reported that he expected Spurs to compete for Sabitzer this summer.
A fellow German side in Bayern Munich have been also been linked to signing the midfielder, but Sky Germany have reported that Sabitzer’s value of £15.5-17m currently prices Bayern out of the deal.
Sabitzer’s current deal at Leipzig expires next summer, meaning his future at the club is in question. It also means he could be available at a cut-price in correlation to his obvious ability.
Marsch openly spoke about the situation regarding the 27-year-old: “In recent years, Sabitzer has become an important figure for the club.
“But it is difficult to keep a player if he doesn’t want to stay. I understand. You think about it when a club like Bayern is interested, and this is just one of many clubs (interested).
“We have had good conversations. We are both quite mature and we realize that the situation can change or remain the same.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Sabitzer is a player that I can’t quite believe Spurs, or another top Premier League club, haven’t made a move yet. He is a top-quality player who clearly wants to leave, all while being available for a cut-price. There is no downside to this deal.
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