‘Nothing to rule out’ – Spurs-linked midfielder refuses to deny Mourinho contact

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RB Leipzig star Marcel Sabitzer has dropped his biggest hint yet that he is open to a move to Tottenham by admitting he is flattered by the Lilywhites’ rumoured interest.

Spurs fans will know well of Sabitzer’s attacking qualities after the midfielder scored twice when Leipzig thrashed Spurs 3-0 in the Champions League round of 16 second leg tie back in March.

CalcioMercato reported last month that Jose Mourinho was so impressed with the Austrian international that he asked the club to try and bring him to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium following their tie against the Bundesliga side.

The 26-year-old is reportedly available for around £45 million this summer, according to BILD.

When asked about Spurs’ rumoured interest in him a couple of weeks ago, Sabitzer insisted that it was just speculation (Sport1).

However, the Leipzig star has now hinted that he would be open to a move to the Premier League.

When asked by BILD (as relayed by Sport Witness) if he has already talked to Jose Mourinho about Tottenham’s interest, the Leipzig star said: “Why do you think I’d answer?

“Football lives on rumours. And when you deliver good international games, it is normal for something like this to arise and interest to be expressed.

“But now I only focus on the tasks that come and above all, I want to end the season first, that has top priority. And then let’s see how things are.”

“It is definitely a confirmation of the performance you are showing. It’s good, it’s fun right now. That’s why I would have loved to continue after the Tottenham games. But I’ll keep trying as best I can.”

When asked if he dreams of a switch to the Premier League, the midfielder said: “Oh, I’m basically open to everything. I have nothing to rule out. We will see.

“I am also doing very well financially, it is not my motivation to switch there and open a money store. I like to play for RB. But I have been able to play in England a few times, including with the national team.

“I was thrilled by the atmosphere in the stadium. How the spectators read the game and celebrate the individual scenes, the fans really know about football.

“There was sometimes a tackle celebrated, sometimes a diagonal ball. I like to watch the Premier League and imagine that playing there is fun.”

Spurs Web Opinion

It is clear from Sabitzer’s words that he will not reject a move to Spurs if they make an approach. However, I don’t think he is the type of player we need right now. We have players of a similar profile already in Dele and Lamela while Lo Celso can also play a similar role.

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