Marcel Sabitzer asked whether he could follow Julian Nagelsmann to Spurs


Rumoured Tottenham target, Marcel Sabitzer has admitted that he is open to leaving RB Leipzig for another challenge in the future.

Sabitzer was heavily linked with a move to Spurs during the January transfer window but the midfielder ended up staying put at Leipzig.

Reports have indicated that the North Londoners could swoop for the Austrian at the end of the season.

It has been suggested that Leipzig are open to selling the 26-year-old, who would have just a year left on his contract with the Bundesliga club at the end of the season.

Sabtizer’s Leipzig boss, Julian Nagelsmann, has also been linked with the Tottenham hot seat, with reports suggesting that the North Londoners are eying the German boss as a possible replacement for Jose Mourinho.

Sabitzer refused to be drawn into the speculation linking Nagelsmann with the Spurs job but admitted that he is open to a move to a big club, stressing his desire to compete for silverware.

When asked if he could follow his boss to Tottenham, Sabitzer told The Express: “I don’t know what Julian is up to and I have to say I have a contract until 2022, and not just until summer.

“It has become fashionable to ask the question on the future as soon as a player is in the last 18 months of their contract.

“But that doesn’t mean that everything has to be decided at that moment.

“RB is not an unspectacular club. There are realistic chances of winning a title here, and there are people at work who really want to win something.

“That’s why Leipzig are already one of the great clubs. But RB doesn’t have to be the only great club in my life. I’m only 26.

“When a contract [is about to] expire and is to be extended, the question always arises: Will the two parties come together? But the salary is not my main focus right now.”

Spurs Web Opinion

There are a lot of variables that would dictate if Tottenham are going to go for either Sabitzer or Naglesman in the summer. If we qualify for next season’s Champions League either through the Europa League route or by finishing in the top four, then I do not believe that Mourinho’s job would be at risk.

A potential bid for Sabitzer would likely depend on how Dele Alli performs till the end of the season. If the England international is handed opportunities and has a resurgence, then I believe we could see the North Londoners hanging on to the 24-year-old which would likely rule out a move for Sabitzer.

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