RB Leipzig midfielder responds to speculation that Jose Mourinho is keen to sign him


RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer has been quizzed on the rumours linking him with a move to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.

Sabitzer has had an impressive season for Leipzig and Spurs fans will have been reminded of his goal-scoring prowess after he scored twice in the opening 21 minutes of the 3-0 defeat of the North Londoners in the second leg of the Champions League tie last month.

The Austrian international has the ability of arriving late into the box to get on the end of chances and the fifteen goals he has to his name this season is evidence of that (transfermarkt).

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.

BILD also claimed that Spurs could look to bring the 26-year-old to North London in a deal that could be worth around £45 million.

Sabitzer has now been asked about the rumours linking him with a move to Tottenham, and while the midfielder admitted that it was just speculation at this point, he certainly didn’t rule out a move.

When posed the question by Sport1, the Leipzig star said: “It is only speculation whether this is actually the case.

“I read (the reports), but Mourinho didn’t tell me personally (that he wanted me). So I don’t know if it really is (true).”

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While this isn’t exactly a ‘come and get me’ plea, the fact that he didn’t rule out the move or reiterate his commitment to Leipzig suggests that Sabitzer does have his head turned a bit by Tottenham’s rumoured interest. While he might be willing to join us, I doubt a deal will be possible unless Leipzig lower their rumoured £45m valuation of the midfielder.

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