According to SportBild (as relayed by Sport Witness), RB Leipzig are no closer to agreeing on a new contract with rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Marcel Sabitzer but it is claimed that the club will only let the player leave if they get a suitable replacement.
Sabitzer, who was reportedly on Tottenham’s radar in the summer, has been heavily linked with a move to North London this month.
It has even been suggested that the Austrian has informed the Leipzig hierarchy of his desire to move to Spurs.
However, a move to Tottenham seems unlikely before the end of the month, with The Athletic reporting that the Lilywhites are more likely to pursue the 26-year-old in the summer.
Sabitzer has 18 months left on his contract with the Bundesliga club and Leipzig chief Oliver Mintzlaff has told Sport Bild that the club will hold talks with the midfielder, as well as Emil Forsberg, whose contract also runs out in 2024, when the time is right.
He is quoted as saying: “These players grew up together with us and have made a significant contribution to the success of RB to date.
“They have become important performers at Leipzig and international players for their countries. As always, we will sit down with necessary calm and time and look for solutions that suit both the club and the player.”
However, the report goes on to add that it is not set in stone that Leipzig will sell Sabitzer in the summer even if he does not sign a new deal as Julian Nagelsmann’s side want to bring in a suitable replacement before letting him leave.
Spurs Web Opinion
A loan move to PSG seems more and more unlikely for Dele Alli with each passing day of the transfer window. If Alli does stay put at Tottenham, there is very little chance that Sabitzer would be pursued this month. A summer deal could potentially be on the cards but I fear the Austrian’s agent could potentially be using interest from Tottenham to get his client a lucrative new deal at the Red Bull Arena.
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