Former player suggests a move to Spurs would be a step down for Bundesliga midfielder

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Former Austrian international Anton Polster, who is his nation’s all-time leading goalscorer, has suggested that a move to Tottenham may not be a step up for his compatriot Marcel Sabitzer.

Sabitzer scored twice against the Tottenham earlier this month when RB Leipzig thrashed Spurs 4-0 on aggregate in the Champions League round of sixteen. That brace took his tally to fifteen goals in all competitions so far this campaign (transfermarkt).

The midfielder’s performance in the match earned rave reviews, with CalcioMercato reporting that Jose Mourinho was so impressed with the Austrian international that he has asked the club to try and bring him to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Tottenham’s North London rivals Arsenal are also said to be interested in the 26-year-old.

While Polster hailed the way the midfielder has developed in recent years, he insisted that the only incentive for the Sabitzer to swap Leipzig for London would be for financial reasons. 

He told Sport 24: “His development couldn’t have been any better. He has never liked to lose, which I absolutely believe is a positive thing. But he used to get a little too fired up.

“At the moment, a change to Tottenham would probably only be a financial step forward. Leipzig is in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and is still competing for the title in Germany. But Mourinho is tinkering with a team for the long-term future.”

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While Leipzig certainly proved that they are far ahead of us at the moment, I expect the Bundesliga side to lose a lot of their players over the summer. Julian Nagelsmann is also fast becoming one of the most in-demand coaches in Europe and if he leaves, an exodus is certainly possible.

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